By Micah Warren
If it seems like the people here at OTR are obsessed with posting stories about sports figures who get arrested, it’s only because that is exactly the case. Say what you want, we have schadenfreude issues.
It would seem that the mother of Phoenix Suns forward Amare Stoudemire had a little bit of a run-in with the law Sunday. And when we say “run-in,” we mean she was arrested.
Stoudemire was driving 60 mph and was straddling two lanes of traffic. The police don’t like this. So, they pulled her over and saw that she was driving a vehicle that didn’t have an ignition interlock device on it. She said she didn’t know she needed it on all her vehicles and that this particular Cadillac Escalade was rented.
The arresting officer wrote that her eyes were “watery and glassy” and that she told him that she was on her way to an alcohol class. Uh huh, sounds about right.
She was arrested and put in the back of the police vehicle. Amare and a friend eventually showed up, and she began to shout “Amar’e!” repeatedly and asked for an attorney. Amare and his friend were asked to leave because they were causing her to act up. Christ, I can’t make this stuff up.
She is charged with speeding, operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device and failure to drive in a single lane. Sounds like someone narrowly avoided a DUI charge as well.
The Arizona Republic notes that this is not her first brush with the law. She’s been in and out of jail dozens of times on charges ranging from drug possession to prostitution. Maybe they should let Jeff Ireland interrogate her.