Miami Heat's Posey Charged with Florida DUI

James Posey, forward for the Miami Heat, was arrested for Florida DUI early Monday when police pulled him over for stopping in the middle of a road.

Posey blocked traffic on a double-lane road in Miami Beach around 3:50 am and started talking to pedestrians and people in other cars. According to the police report, Posey dropped his driver’s license when he was handing it to the officer. When asked to pick it up, the 6’8” athlete was unsteady on his feet. He also exhibited slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. He later failed a field sobriety test.

It turns out Posey showed a driver’s license from Texas, as his Florida license is suspended. He was arrested for drunk driving and driving without a license and taken to Miami-Dade County jail. He was released after posting a $1,000 bond.

The Miami Heat organization declined comment. It is not known if Posey will join the team for a game Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. Posey stands to make about $6.4 million this season with the defending NBA champions.

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