Mike Tyson Arrested For Arizona DUI

Boxer Mike Tyson was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of cocaine.

The former heavyweight champ was stopped around 1:45 am after almost striking a sheriff’s vehicle while leaving area nightclub Sugar Daddy’s. Tyson “showed signs of impairment and voluntarily submitted to field sobriety tests.” He was arrested for Arizona DUI after failing those tests. Police found cocaine on Tyson as well as in his car. Tyson was alone at the time of the incident and he was reported to be very cooperative.

Tyson was taken to the Maricopa County jail where he was placed in a separate cell from other inmates for his safety.

Tyson, 40, made a name for himself in the sports world after knocking out Trevor Berbick in 1986, making him the youngest ever heavyweight champion at the age of 20. His career and personal life included both highlights and bizarre actions. Tyson infamously bit off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a 1997 fight. Tyson, known as ‘Iron Mike’ retired from boxing 2005 after losing to journeyman Kevin McBride. The Brooklyn native notched a 50-6 record, with 44 knockouts.

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