An assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings spent some time in the Sacramento jail this week.
Mario Elie was arrested and booked by the California Highway Patrol around 2 a.m. Wednesday.
According to the arrest report from CHP, Elie was pulled over near 15th Street & Capitol after an officer saw the rear taillight on his 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE was out. When the officer approached the car, they smelled alcohol and conducted a series of field sobriety tests. CHP did not state Elie's bac level, only that it was above the legal limit of 0.08.
Elie has since been released. No word on when he may be in court to face possible charges.
The arrest report laid out part of Elie's 11-year NBA playing career which spanned 7 teams including the Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors.
He is just one in a string of Kings players and coaches arrested recently.
In November, Antoine Wright was arrested in Rocklin on suspicion of driving under the influence. In October, the Kings' minority owner, George Maloof, Jr. was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Las Vegas.
And Andres Nocioni recently pleaded no contest to a November 2009 dui charge, after being picked up in downtown Sacramento with a bac level of 0.12. Nocioni was suspended without pay for two games by the NBA, perform two days of community service, take alcohol classes and pay a fine.
Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans was clocked going 130 mph on I-80 earlier this year and pleaded no contest for being reckless. Alcohol was not involved in his incident. Evans was suspended for one game by the NBA, and had to serve 80 hours of community service, including talking to young teens about being safe drivers.
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