Dorell Wright was arrested early Thursday morning in Miami Beach for driving while under the influence. He would be released after posting bail but is likely to be suspended by the Heat. From the Sun Sentinel:
Dorell Wright was arrested in Miami Beach for driving under the influence of alcohol and knowingly driving with a suspended license, his second such offense.
Bond was set at $1,000 for each offense. Wright, who played 22 minutes in Wednesday night's 108-97 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers at American Airlines Arena, was stopped at 3:37 a.m. in his 2005 Bentley for erratic driving.
This does not help the Heat's team image. Point guard Carlos Arroyo was arrested on February 26th for driving too slow, failure to obey a lawful order and resisting arrest without violence. His case is still pending.
I wonder how much attention these problems are getting throughout the NBA, and if the Heat getting this sudden reputation as ‘troublemakers' could effect Dwyane Wade and his decision of whether or not to stick around after this season. I certainly hope not, and nobody should be more informed of this latest issue then Wade himself, as he and Dorell Wright are close friends off the court.
This is from Keebler's FanPost:
According to an arrest affidavit, an officer stopped Wright about 3:37 a.m. at 12th Street and Alton Road after spotting him speeding in his white, two-door Bentley. The officer wrote that Wright, 24, had red eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol.
Wright could not find his proof of insurance, knew he was driving on a suspended license and refused to submit to a sobriety test, according to the affidavit. Wright was booked at Miami's Pretrial Detention Center about 10 a.m and released just before noon on $2,000 bond.
Wright has played with the Miami Heat since the organization drafted him as an 18-year-old in 2004.