The officer pulled the car – a 2016 Audi Rs7 – over on I-285 at Ashford-Dunwoody Road, police said.
After the officer ran Howard’s driver license and tag number through the National Crime Information Center, the car came up as having a suspended registration with no insurance, police said. When the officer told Howard what he found, Howard seemed “confused” and insisted that he had insurance, but couldn’t provide an insurance card when police asked for it.
The officer wrote Howard a ticket for his lack of insurance and then gave the 6-foot-11 center a verbal warning for speeding and suspended registration. Brown and Brown Towing towed the vehicle, police said.
A Hawks spokesman declined to comment Monday on the incident involving Howard.
Howard was mostly neutralized in the Hawks' opening round exit from the postseason as he tallied just nine points and seven rebounds in 22 minutes of play in Game 6. In the Atlanta native's first season with the Hawks he scored 13.5 points per game, his lowest average since his rookie season.
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