The mother of Amar'e Stoudemire is bringing a little bit of drama to the Phoenix Suns while the team is trying to clinch a win for the NBA Western Conference Championships.
ESPN reports that Scottsdale police pulled over Carrie Mae Stoudemire on Tuesday for straddling two lanes while she was driving a Lincoln Navigator. The woman's driver's license states that she must be driving with an ignition interlock device in her vehicle until October 30, but her vehicle reportedly had no such ignition interlock.
Carrie Stoudemire stated that she was driving a rented car and said that she was unaware that she was required to have an ignition interlock device on all of her vehicles. The mother of Amar'e Stoudemire also reportedly refused to participate in any field sobriety tests. Officers handcuffed the woman and proceeded to arrest her, but this time around Carrie Stoudemire was smart enough to request to speak to an Arizona DUI attorney right away.
The woman has been in and out of jail throughout her son's life for charges that include drunk driving, drug possession, and prostitution. In 2006, she was sentenced to three years in prison in Arizona for aggravated DUI following a drunk driving collision. This time around, Carrie Stoudemire got off with charges for speeding, operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device and failure to drive in a single lane.
Let's just hope that the arrest doesn't throw off Amar'e Stoudemire's game. The basketball star currently averages 23.1 points per game as a forward on the Phoenix Suns.
A DUI is the type of situation that many people can find themselves in, even if your son is a super athlete. However, you do have legal options that you may not know about. Speaking with a Phoenix DUI attorney can help you if you find yourself in a similar situation.
- Arizona DUI Law (FindLaw)
- State Officials: Interlock Ignition DUI Law is Working (FindLaw's KnowledgeBase)
- Find a Phoenix DUI Attorney (FindLaw)