Cavaliers’ Shumpert arrested in metro Atlanta

Cavaliers’ Shumpert arrested in metro Atlanta

Iman Shumpert, a former Georgia Tech basketball player who won an NBA championship in June with the Cleveland Cavaliers, was arrested in metro Atlanta, the team said Friday.

Shumpert was charged with DUI less safe drugs after he was pulled over Aug. 10 in Fayette County, according to an incident report from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. He also was charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and failure to maintain lane.

Shumpert’s car was pulled over about 11:30 p.m. after a deputy twice observed the car failing to maintain its lane, the report said.

Shumpert told the arresting deputy he was on his way to the airport to pick up his father.

The deputy arrested Shumpert after administering field tests, according to the report. He was handcuffed and placed in the patrol car after the deputy determined it was unsafe for Shumpert to operate a car.

When deputies searched Shumpert’s car, they found what was believed to be marijuana in a backpack in the trunk, according to the report.

“The Cavaliers have discussed the situation with Iman and will monitor the progression of the pending case,” the team said in a statement. “A court date has not been set at this point, and neither Iman or the team will have any additional comments while the matter progresses through the legal process.”

Shumpert, who spent three seasons at Georgia Tech, was drafted by the New York Knicks with the 17th overall pick in 2011. He was traded from the Knicks to the Cavaliers in January 2015.

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