P.J. Tucker charged with driving drunk

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

Phoenix forward P.J. Tucker was charged with ‘extreme drunken driving’ two months before signing a three-year, $16.5 million contract — $12.7 million guaranteed — with the Suns.

Scottsdale police say Tucker had a blood alcohol level of .222 percent, nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08 for operating a vehicle in Arizona.

Tucker’s Mercedes Benz was pulled over by a Scottsdale police officer on May 10. The police report says Tucker’s speech was slurred and eyes were bloodshot, and he nearly fell over during the sobriety test.

Tucker, who played at Raleigh’s Enloe High School, signed his contract with the Suns last week.