Updated 03:45 PM EDT, Sat, Sep 18, 2021

Denver Nuggets Guard Ty Lawson Reportedly Arrested for DUI - Again

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Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson got arrested again for driving under the influence (DUI) in Los Angeles early Tuesday.

An initial TMZ report said that Lawson was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol for overspeeding along the 101 Freeway. He reportedly showed signs of intoxication, so police officers gave him a sobriety test.

This test definitely revealed that Lawson was drunk when he was driving prompting the police to arrest him at around 2:30 a.m.

During his arrest, authorities claimed that Lawson introduced himself as an NBA player and that he had in his possession $6,000 in cash.

"We actually spoke to Lawson as he and his GF Ashley King (former "Bad Girls Club" star) were leaving Le Jardin nightclub in Hollywood -- moments before they jumped on the freeway. Interesting ... we talked marijuana with him," added TMZ.

According to ESPN, Lawson was booked at around 3:43 a.m. then released five hours later after posting a $5,000 bail. He is set to appear in court on August 4.

News of the point guard's arrest has already reached the Nuggets management.

"We have been notified of an incident involving Ty Lawson this morning in Los Angeles. We will not have further comment on the matter," ESPN quoted a statement from Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly.

Last January, he was also arrested and charged with DUI in Denver and is expected to appear in court on Friday for his first case.

His recent arrest could affect the proceedings of the first case.

"Mr. Lawson posted a $1,500 bond in the Denver case earlier this year and is currently on pretrial supervision. The conditions of his bond include no alcohol consumption and monitored sobriety," Denver District Attorney's spokesperson Lynn Kimbrough said in the ESPN report.

Lawson has also previously been arrested in 2008 for drinking and driving, and also for domestic violence while he was still at the University of North Carolina according to Yahoo Sports.

He has been with the Nuggets since he was drafted by the team during the 2009 NBA draft. He has reportedly averaged 15.2 points and 9.6 assists per game last season.

Now it seems like the team has a plan to waive him, though NBC Sports reported that he has an estimated $26 million guaranteed contract.

"The key question is how the Nuggets would handle waiving him, whether they'd use the stretch provision and when," added the same report.

Stretching the remaining salary would free about $7.3 million in cap space. The team could either do that this coming September to have more cap space by next year, according to NBC Sports.

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