BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Washington Wizards forward Kwame Brown has been charged with driving under the influence after being stopped while weaving along a highway near his hometown, according to a police report.
Brown's blood-alcohol content was almost twice the legal limit,
and he smelled of alcohol and appeared unsteady on his feet during
roadside sobriety tests about 3 a.m. Friday, Glynn County police
officer Robert Sasser said in a report obtained Tuesday by The Georgia Times-Union.
Brown, 21, was charged with misdemeanor driving under the
influence, having an open container of alcohol and failure to
maintain a lane of travel, according to the report. He was released
from the Glynn County Detention Center on a $925 bond pending a
court date, which has not been set.
The former Glynn Academy star, the No. 1 pick in the 2001 NBA
draft out of high school, could not be reached for comment.
Ernie Grunfeld, the Wizards' president of basketball operations,
said he had talked to Brown.
"He and his representative are handling the situation. We will
have no further comment until the matter is resolved," Grunfeld
NBA spokesman Mark Broussard said the league will not decide if
Brown will be penalized "until it goes through the court system."
NBA players Stephon Marbury and Derrick Coleman served one-game
suspensions after pleading no contest to DUI last summer.
Sasser's report said Brown tested positive when given a field
alcohol sensor test. He then went to the jail for an Intoxilyzer
test, which showed that Brown had a blood-alcohol content of 0.150
percent, Sasser said.
The legal limit in Georgia is 0.08 percent.
In April 2002, Brown was charged with speeding after being clocked driving 120 mph in a 60-mph construction zone on Interstate 16.