Friday, December 29, 2006

Tyson arrested early Friday AM in Arizona

By Art Shimko

-- Early Friday morning boxer Mike Tyson was arrested after leaving a nightclub and almost colliding with a sheriff's car in Scottsdale, Arizona for allegedly of driving under the influence as well as possession of cocaine; Tyson

Tyson was released without bond later Friday on a felony drug possession charge after appearing at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. There wasn't any alcohol found in his system and until toxicology tests come back he won't be charged with DUI or drug charges just yet.

According to Sgt. Larry Hall who was at the scene at 1:45AM Friday stated, "He showed signs of impairment and voluntarily submitted to field sobriety tests." Tyson was also spotted brushing a white powder from his console which triggered probable cause for the police to search his car.The probable cause statement revealed that two bags of coke were found in Tyson's back pocket, he then admitted to police he was an addict and had a drug problem.

"The irony is he did a great job with these kids _ stay away from drugs, don't drink, stay out of trouble," said Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County.

source: Washington Post

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