Timberwolves’ Al Jefferson arrested near downtown Minneapolis on suspicion of DWI after gameBy Wccotvmnmitfonswwwjpb, AP
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Wolves’ Al Jefferson arrested on suspicion of DWI
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves center Al Jefferson faces an April 23 court appearance after his arrest on suspicion of DWI near downtown Minneapolis.
Minnesota State Patrol spokesman Lt. Eric Roeske (RAW’-skee) says a trooper stopped the 25-year-old Jefferson on Interstate 394 early Sunday for speeding and changing lanes without signaling.
Roeske says after taking a field sobriety test, Jefferson was taken to a hospital for a blood test, then to Hennepin County Jail on suspicion of fourth-degree driving while impaired. Jefferson was released after an hour in jail.
Jefferson led the Timberwolves with 19 points in Saturday night’s 110-91 loss to Portland.
The 6-foot-10 Jefferson missed the last 2½ months of last season after injuring his right knee and undergoing surgery. Telephone calls to his agent’s office were not immediately returned Sunday.
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