The Charlotte Hornets have been in turmoil ahead of the start of the 2022-2023 NBA season. After the 24-year-old forward Miles Bridges was involved in a domestic violence case and faces 11 years in prison, the 22-year-old guard recently broke out. James Bookknight was arrested for DUI.
The incident and the arrest process
The Charlotte Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department also released a detailed arrest report today, pointing out that it received a report in the United States on Monday morning that someone lost consciousness in the car and caused the vehicle to stop on the road. Traffic jam.
According to a police report, officers arrived at the scene and found Booknet passed out in the car with a pistol in his hand. They then cordoned off the area involved and tried to wake Booknett, which took about an hour.
When Bucknett woke up, his consciousness was blurred, his eyes were glazed, and he had a strong smell of alcohol all over his body. At the time, Bucknett also told police that he drank about 4 glasses of tequila before driving back, but he refused to obey the police because he was unconscious, and then drove into the parked vehicle in front of and behind Bucknett’s vehicle. Two police cars were eventually arrested by the police on DUI charges.
Booknett was released on bail after posting a $2,500 bond.
TMZ acquired a picture of James Bouknight passed out in his car with a bag of Doritos and a Glock handgun in his lap before he was arrested for DWI pic.twitter.com/x3ClgxcCDB
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Hornets declined to comment, offseason becomes a crime scene
The Hornets official also said recently that it is currently investigating and collecting more relevant information, and will not make any comment on the matter for the time being, and Booknett’s sports agent also declined to comment on the matter as mentioned above.
It is worth mentioning that the Hornets are not the first player to be arrested in the offseason.
Bridges, who was expected to receive a max contract last season for his outstanding performance, has been charged with two counts of felony domestic violence for child abuse for the circumstances or conditions of causing grievous bodily injury or death. There is no hope of getting a contract with the Hornets, and if convicted, he will accept up to 11 years and 8 months in prison, and will no longer have a foothold in the NBA.
Drunk driving hit-and-run sentenced to probation
In addition, Booknett also hit and ran after crashing a road sign near the campus for drunk driving while studying at the University of Connecticut in 2019. After being arrested, he faced speeding and unlicensed driving, interfering with the police and escaping drunk driving. However, based on Booker Knight, who has no criminal record, ended up on probation.
Will attend the opening match as scheduled
Bookknight, a rookie drafted by the Hornets with the 11th overall pick in the 2021 first round, was arrested and released on bail that day and participated in the Hornets practice yesterday. However, in an interview, he again apologized for his inappropriate behavior off the court, and stressed that he would learn this lesson and move on.
The rookie has already participated in the regular season opener of the Hornets’ away game against the San Antonio Spurs today, and played 14 minutes in this game to help the team beat the Spurs by 129 points to 102.