Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert arrested on DUI suspicion

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert's car reeked of marijuana and pot was found in his vehicle during the course of his arrest last month, according to a Fayette County (Ga.) Sheriff Department report obtained by USA TODAY Sports on Friday.

Shumpert was arrested on suspicion driving under the influence of drugs and possession marijuana after a traffic stop around midnight on Aug. 10. He was also cited for failure to maintain his driving lane, which precipitated the stop as a deputy observed Shumpert's rented Audi A3 drift in his lane.

A deputy wrote in the incident report that he “immediately detected a strong odor consistent with burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle.” Shumpert acknowledge to the deputy that he had recently used marijuana.

“I just left my homegirl's house," Shumpert told the deputy when initially asked if he had smoked weed, according to the report.

Shumpert failed the field sobriety tests, something he said was due to the fact he had just completed a workout. The deputy noted that eyelid and body tremors were notable as Shumpert performed tests.

Another deputy who arrived on scene found a backpack that contained a mason jar with weed inside, according to the report.

The Cavaliers said in a statement on Friday that it had been in contact with Shumpert. The NBA typically levies a two-game suspension for players who plead out or are convicted for driving under the influence.


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