Test: Charles Barkley Impaired When Arrested - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Test: Charles Barkley Impaired When Arrested

Posted: Updated:

PHOENIX (AP) -- Test results show former NBA star Charles Barkley was legally drunk when police arrested him Dec. 31 on suspicion of drunken driving in Scottsdale.

The test released Friday by police in Gilbert showed the 45-year-old NBA television commentator had a blood-alcohol level at .149, nearly twice the legal limit of .08 in Arizona.

A Gilbert officer working a regional DUI task force stopped Barkley shortly after he left a popular nightclub at about 1:30 a.m. He failed field sobriety tests but was cooperative.

Barkley was booked and released at a field command post and later issued a statement saying he was disappointed he put himself in that situation.

Barkley's attorney wasn't immediately available for comment Friday.

© 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Ultimate Pigskin Picks

    Ultimate Pigskin Picks

    CBS 8 invite you to play along with other San Diego football fans each week and pick the winners!  See how you do against News 8's Sports Director, Kyle Kraska and win weekly prizes!

     

    CBS 8 invite you to play along with other San Diego football fans each week and pick the winners!  See how you do against News 8's Sports Director, Kyle Kraska and win weekly prizes!

     
  • Baseball owners extend Manfred's contract, TV deal with Fox

    Baseball owners extend Manfred's contract, TV deal with Fox

    Thursday, November 15 2018 12:54 PM EST2018-11-15 17:54:22 GMT
    Friday, November 16 2018 1:44 AM EST2018-11-16 06:44:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Raoux, File). FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference at the annual MLB owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. A person familiar with the agenda tells The Associated Press tha...(AP Photo/John Raoux, File). FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference at the annual MLB owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. A person familiar with the agenda tells The Associated Press tha...
    Baseball owners have extended the contract of Commissioner Rob Manfred through the 2024 regular season and signed off a new television deal with Fox that runs through 2028. 
    Baseball owners have extended the contract of Commissioner Rob Manfred through the 2024 regular season and signed off a new television deal with Fox that runs through 2028. 
  • Zach Ertz on record-setting pace for tight ends

    Zach Ertz on record-setting pace for tight ends

    Thursday, November 15 2018 3:39 AM EST2018-11-15 08:39:05 GMT
    Thursday, November 15 2018 6:04 PM EST2018-11-15 23:04:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz celebrates his touchdown catch on a pass form quarterback Carson Wentz during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz celebrates his touchdown catch on a pass form quarterback Carson Wentz during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia.
    Zach Ertz caught the go-ahead touchdown pass in Philadelphia's victory over New England in the Super Bowl and hasn't stopped making receptions. 
    Zach Ertz caught the go-ahead touchdown pass in Philadelphia's victory over New England in the Super Bowl and hasn't stopped making receptions. 
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KFMB-TV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.