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Phoenix Suns P.J. Tucker Arrested and Charged With "Super-Extreme D.U.I."

P.J. Tucker was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona for "Super-Extreme D.U.I." on May 10th.

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Christian Petersen

P.J. Tucker, the Phoenix Suns' forward who recently re-signed with the Phoenix Suns for a three-year, $16.5 million dollar contract, was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona for "Super-Extreme D.U.I." on May 10th, according to a story by Paul Coro of the AZ Republic.

Evidently, Tucker was pulled over by Scottsdale police after rolling slowly through a stop sign.  The officer reported the strong presence of alcohol and asked Tucker to submit to a field sobriety test, which he failed.

When Tucker was given a blood alcohol test at the police station, it reportedly showed his B.A.C. to be .222, more than twice the legal limit and over the threshold of .20 which is then considered to be a "super-extreme DUI", according to Arizona law.

In all, Tucker was charged with running a stop sign, and four counts of driving under the influence, including the most severe count of super-extreme D.U.I.

P.J. has yet to be prosecuted, and is of course innocent until proven guilty.  However, if convicted of super-extreme D.U.I., the minimum sentence would involve at least 45 days in jail.

The Suns' organization was apparently aware of Tucker's arrest before P.J. signed his new contract, so this doesn't appear to have any immediate implications regarding his status with the team.  However, he could also face additional punishment from the league, such as fines and suspensions, if found guilty.

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