UNC Point Guard Charged With Driving After Consuming Alcohol

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson
has been charged with driving after consuming alcohol after a
traffic stop in downtown Chapel Hill.

According to Chapel Hill Police Capt. Jackie Carden, Lawson was stopped early Friday morning because of the loud music coming from the car. The car smelled of alcohol and a field sobriety test led the officer to file charges. Lawson is under age 21.

Lawson also was charged with violating the city's noise ordinance and driving with a suspended or revoked license, police said. He was taken into custody and later released. Lawson is scheduled to appear in court July 8.

He was one of three North Carolina players who declared for the 2008 NBA draft. Lawson has not hired an agent, meaning he could return to school for his junior season.

Lawson attended the NBA predraft workouts last week in Florida with teammates Wayne Ellington and Danny Green. On Wednesday, he worked out for the Indiana Pacers.

Lawson helped the Tar Heels reach the Final Four, where they lost to eventual national champion Kansas in the semifinals.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 19601839 - witn.com/a?a=19601839
Gray Television, Inc.