Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Charles Barkley is one of my favorite sports personalities. Not only did I enjoy his time with the Phoenix Suns (screw you, John Paxson), but he's also been entertaining in his post-basketball career.
That said, the man is a dumbass. Sure, he was tricked into saying a dumbass, but make no mistake, Charles Barkley is a dumbass.
How else could he think that driving in Scottsdale after having any drinks at all, late at night, would be a good idea? Also, why did he think that partying with Steve Urkel would be a good idea? No good can come of that.
“I am disappointed that I put myself in that situation,” said Barkey. “The Scottsdale police were fantastic. Now it is a legal matter and I will not comment any further as it is a legal matter.” Feel free to add, "I'm a dumbass!" to the end of that statement.
Arizona has notoriously tough DUI laws & many athletes & celebrities have been caught. So why not get a taxi, Sir Charles?
Barkley did do what most say is the best idea, which is to refuse a breathalyzer and take a blood test instead, but under Arizona law, ANY amount of alcohol can be enough to get you for a DUI if it was shown to have impaired you.
Given Arizona's recent penchant for making DUI offenders "expect the max", Charles Barkley looks like he is in a world of trouble right now.
Barkley comments on Valley DUI arrest [AZCentral]