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Paul Pierce Cuffed, Released After Suspected DUI

Paul Pierce was handcuffed early Sunday morning in Las Vegas after being pulled over for erratic driving. Pierce apparently did not apply his turn signal as he switched lanes, prompting a Las Vegas police officer stop Pierce in his white BMW.

Pierce emerged from the car a little agitated and was handcuffed on suspicion of DUI. He passed a field sobriety test and blew a blood-alcohol level of below .08 on the Breathalyzer test. He was not arrested.

The Celtics captain was not written up for his traffic violation. A valet was called to take Pierce’s car and a cab was called to take Pierce to his destination.

My Thoughts

Should Paul Pierce be disciplined? I may be biased, but I don’t see a big deal with a routine traffic stop. He wasn’t drunk but was just stupidly agitated at a police officer. He didn’t face charges in real life, so why should he be punished by the Celtics or NBA? We will see what happens…

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Discussion

3 comments for “Paul Pierce Cuffed, Released After Suspected DUI”

  1. That is absolutley friggin ridiculous if he gets punished by the NBA. I don’t think there is anything in teh code of conduct that states anything about not using your turn signal, I think he kep his cool. Most would have actually snapped a bit.

    Posted by Boston Knucklehead | August 4, 2008, 10:12 pm
  2. Nothing will happen to Pierce as a part of this. The police said they handcuffed him because he was upset (visibly) and he’s a big guy. After he calmed down and they probably figured out who he was,….he was let go. Sad what cops will do in Vegas at 3am to get an autograph. LOL.

    Posted by Inquisitve Mind | August 5, 2008, 5:45 pm
  3. Hahah Inquisitive Mind, I bet the cop did get an autograph, and I’m sure Pierce was happy to oblige.

    Posted by KC | August 5, 2008, 6:55 pm

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