Kings Partial Owner Arrested For DUI

George Maloof (part owner of the Sacramento Kings and the Palms Hotel) was arrested over the weekend for a DUI in Vegas.  (Details after the break)

Maloof was pulled over shortly after 11:30 PM while returning home from a friend’s wedding about 6 miles away. His assistant was a passenger in the car.

He said he thought he was “nowhere near intoxicated” and would likely fight the arrest in court.  Maloof said he had four beers and his blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.086 percent. That’s just over the legal limit in Nevada of 0.08 percent. He said he asked if he could go home but was told he would be arrested.

Police searched his car and his assistant’s purse but found nothing else out of the ordinary, Maloof said.

Police spokeswoman Barbara Morgan said Maloof was speeding 21 to 30 mph over the limit, made an illegal left turn and was driving without a valid license or proof of insurance.

Question, is it normal to search a passengers purse in this type of scenario?