Warriors’ Marreese Speights arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in Tampa

Warriors center Marreese Speights was arrested on a second-degree misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence early Tuesday in Tampa on the morning after his 27th birthday, according to the Tampa Police Department.

Speights was arrested at 3:31 a.m. ET and later submitted to two tests showing breath alcohol content levels of .103 and .106 percent, according to the incident log. Florida’s unlawful breath alcohol level is .08 or above.

Speights became involved in a traffic stop due to a failure to yield right of way while pulling out of a driveway in a black 2012 Bentley, according to the incident log. An officer detected indicators of impairment, and after Speights agreed to roadside field sobriety exercises, the player was arrested and transported to a breath testing facility.

The 6-foot-10 Speights, who according to the incident report was cooperative, was booked and later released from Hillsborough County Orient Road Jail on $500 bond, according to Tampa police.

“We are aware of Marreese Speights’ arrest this morning on DUI charges in Florida and are in the process of obtaining additional information,” a statement issued by the Warriors read, citing an ongoing legal matter in declining further comment.

Neither Speights nor his representatives returned messages seeking comment.

Speights, who won a national championship playing for the University of Florida, averaged 6.4 points and 3.7 rebounds in his first year of a three-year, $11 million contract with the Warriors last season.

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  • Sal

    Failure to yield out of a driveway??? You boys with toys are pathetic. FTP