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In the State of Arizona, if you blow a .08 on the breathalyzer after being pulled over while driving, that’s a regular DUI. If you blow a .15 that’s an extreme DUI. And if you blow a .222 that’s officially classified as a super extreme DUI.
We know this, now, because that’s what P.J. Tucker blew—a .222 blood alcohol content—when he was pulled over back in May.
According to police reports, the Phoenix Suns forward drove threw a stop sign, made a wide left turn, and was then driving between two lanes before he was pulled over. When the officers heard Tucker’s “thick and slurred” speech and smelled the booze on his breath, they asked him if he’d had anything to drink. His response was one beer, but not easily fooled, the cops made him perform some field sobriety tests anyway, and he failed them. So they gave him a breathalyzer, which came up .201 at first, but .222 by the time they got down to the station.
Tucker was later charged with four counts of DUI, including the super extreme classification, which carries a 45-day minimum jail sentence. However, given the disparity between the first and second breathalyzers and, sadly, the fact that Tucker is rich and famous, he’ll probably get convicted of a lesser DUI and slapped on the wrist.
In any case, here’s old drunky’s mugshot, in which he tries to make his very best “I’m totally sober” face:
Oh, and by the way, the Suns were 100% aware of this situation when they gave Tucker a new three-year, $16.5 million contract. Nice.
Hat Tip – [Deadspin]