Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace was arrest in a Detroit suburb over the weekend for drunk driving and carrying a concealed weapon. Details below:
Wallace, 37, of Bloomfield Hills was pulled over about 3 a.m. Saturday behind the wheel of a 2007 Cadillac Escalade, township police said. Wallace was arrested without incident for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
A search of the vehicle found an unloaded pistol in a backpack in the passenger compartment, police said. At the police station, Wallace was given a breathalyzer test, which showed he had a blood alcohol count above the .08 level considered intoxicated. The reading was not released by police.
Wallace was arraigned on Monday and released on a $5,000 bond. It often confuses me why athletes carry guns with no permit. I understand they feel they’re a target and want to protect themselves but in most cases, they end up in trouble for carrying a piece with no permit than actually keeping themselves out of harms way.