Sunday, March 13th, 2011 at 9:30 am  |  10 responses

Atlanta Hawks Reserve Forward Arrested

Via the AJC: “Atlanta Hawks reserve forward Josh Powell was arrested before Saturday night’s game at Philips Arena after police say he repeatedly refused to move his car that was blocking an ambulance.  The Riverdale High School graduate was charged with failure to obey an authorized officer directing traffic, failure to yield to emergency equipment and obstruction, Atlanta Police spokesman Curtis Davenport told the AJC. According to police, Powell was attempting to turn onto Park Avenue West from Marietta Street late Saturday afternoon but was unable to do so because of heavy traffic caused by this weekend’s SEC basketball tournament. Powell’s car was blocking the clogged intersection, making it impossible for the ambulance to proceed, Davenport said… Powell, 28, was not in uniform as the Hawks took the court early Saturday evening against the Portland Trail Blazers.”

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  • http://klatschendom.wordpress.com/ speedy

    What an idiot.
    Somebody needs an ambulance but he refuses to let it go past him.

  • http://www.boogliewillaims.com Boing Dynasty

    If your not famous enough to get your name in the headline about your own arrest, you dont have the juice to park were you want.

  • Cheech

    What a pus thing to be arrested for. Dumabass.

  • South_ATL_404

    There was so much traffic downtown yesterday, he got caught at the intersection during the light and couldn’t move his backward or forward…Atlanta police are just jerks.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    “But officer, I’m a professional basketball player! You can’t arrest me!”
    “Yeah? What’s your name?”
    “Josh Powell! I play for the Hawks!”
    “….Lying to a cop only makes it worse.”

  • karl

    riverdale high?? mr weatherbee’s gonna be pissed

  • hambone

    how dumb you gotta be??

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    I coulda swore last night, while watching the highlights on the local news, the caption read- Powell DNP due to team suspension following a DUI.. I was thinking Mr. Artest might have taught Powell some bad pre game rituals. I could be wrong..

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    LOL @ Caboose

  • King David

    LOL@ Caboose