LA Lakers Owner Arrested for Drunk-Driving

Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, was arrested for suspicion of California DUI early Tuesday morning. Buss, 74, was stopped by the California Highway Patrol in Carlsbad for driving his gold 2005 Mercedes E320 on the wrong side of the road.

Buss reportedly failed a field sobriety test and was “relatively cooperative” when placed under arrest. He was booked at the Vista jail where a blood test showed a blood alcohol content above the legal limit.

In a released statement Buss said, “Although I was driving only a short distance, it was a bad decision and I was wrong to do it. It was a mistake I will not make again.”

A Lakers spokesman said Buss was in the Carlsbad, California vicinity because he has a second residence in north San Diego County.

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