Suns Forward P.J. Tucker Arrested on “Super Extreme” DUI After Blowing .222
This is P.J. Tucker. He signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract with the Phoenix Suns last week. He's known as a great perimeter defender and three-point shooter. Now, he will be known for being pulled over with an absurdly high .222 blood-alcohol content level when he was arrested for what is categorized, legally, as a "super extreme" DUI back in May.
Tucker, 29, could be looking at a 45-day jail sentence if he's convicted. More details, from AZCentral.com:
Tucker's blood alcohol content registered at .201 on a preliminary breath test in the field on May 10, according to Scottsdale police. A driver is considered legally drunk for a DUI charge in Arizona at .08 blood-alcohol content. A blood test administered after Tucker was taken to jail and later analyzed by the Arizona Department of Public Safety showed his blood alcohol-content to be .222, according to the police report. A super extreme DUI is .20 or more.
A Scottsdale police officer reported spotting Tucker, 29, driving his 2011 Mercedes-Benz slowly through a stop sign at North Buckboard Trail and East Camelback Road, near a popular downtown Scottsdale nightlife area.
According to the report, the vehicle was driving northbound when it ran the stop sign at about 12:30 a.m., turned wide into the right lane on westbound Camelback and turned wide again while straddling two lanes on northbound Scottsdale Road before the officer pulled the vehicle over.
Tucker had "thick and slurred" speech and "watery and bloodshot" eyes, according to the report, and the officer detected a "powerful" alcohol odor as he interviewed Tucker. Tucker told the officer that he was coming from the W Scottsdale Hotel, where he had one beer. During a walk-and-turn test, Tucker stumbled to the side and caught himself on a construction fence, the report stated.
.222 is higher than a lot of Major League Baseball players' batting averages. P.J. must have been pounding, and it's like, we get it — Scottsdale is boring AF, but bro, take it easy.
Obviously, this is nothing to joke about, since Tucker put himself and others in danger by attempting to whip that night. No comment so far from the Suns, by the way. All we have so far is this mug shot: