Friday, June 6, 2008
Lawson Arrested for Drinking and Driving
North Carolina sophomore point guard Ty Lawson was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving after consuming alcohol, violating a local noise ordinance and driving with a revoked license. According to police, Lawson was driving by himself at the time of arrest, and was pulled over after an officer heard loud music coming from Lawson's vehicle. Lawson took a field sobriety test, as well as a Breathalyzer test. North Carolina state law prohibits anyone under 21 from driving after drinking any amount of alcohol. Neither Lawson, the coaching staff or the university had any comment on the arrest, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. Lawson averaged 12.7 points and 5.2 assists per game last season in helping lead the Tar Heels to the Final Four. He was one of three UNC players to declare for the upcoming NBA Draft without hiring an agent; he has yet to make a final decision regarding his future.