Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 at 4:52 pm  |  28 responses

Diana Taurasi Arrested in DUI Territory

Despite being all-stars and Olympic gold medalists, Diana Taurasi and Charles Barkley now have some things in common.

Taurasi was recently pulled over for drunk driving in the same county as Barkley, which is under the jurisdiction of America’s toughest sheriff. And, by the by, she aparently blew a higher BAC as well: “Mercury star Diana Taurasi faces three drunk-driving related charges, including extreme DUI, for a July 2 incident in which she also was cited for speeding. A Phoenix police report released Tuesday shows Taurasi’s blood-alcohol level was 0.17 percent, or more than twice the Arizona legal limit of 0.08 percent. The 27-year-old guard was cited hours after she scored 22 points in the Mercury’s 93-81 victory over the Seattle Storm.

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  • freshest korean

    hot and drunk. double wham-bam!

  • dunkbar

    what is it with phoenix and dui’s?!

  • Ken

    That’s disappointing.

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    two weeks old, y’all.

  • F.C.

    who is F.C. and why am i posting as him?

  • hoopla

    damn shame. still got mad love for DT though.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    She still could get it.

  • Willie

    I guess the sherriff in that county is known as a real hard ass. Diana makes over $600,000 in Russia…Rent a Limo, girl!

  • T Money

    What? No booty call jokes? Dissapointing.

  • Chris

    don’t forget Jason Richardson too

  • http://www.myspace.com/weezyleezy337 Weezy F. Leezy

    i agree wit zee!

  • Boston Baller

    Yes, I heard about this a week or so ago but what does that matter. Is she going to get jail time like Barkley? Where are all the comments about throwing the book at her b/c she could have taken a life?

    I hope she doesn’t have a problem with booze and it doesn’t look good that she was drunk after a win.

  • http://bleacherreport.com/users/42594-Hoops4life- Overtime

    shame bout this story, one of my faves

  • happy gilmore

    did cappie bail her out??

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  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    haha, i see the wnba is stepping up their efforts to be as recognizable as the nba.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    the funniest part is she pleaded not guilty, and somehow is not responsible for the speeding citation. damn, chuck didnt get off that easy

  • that dude

    maybe she was rushing to get some dome

  • Jeronimo

    @ that dude: Dammit, you beat me to the punch!

  • http://www.clutchfans.net nick

    I’m glad she didn’t use the Barkley Defense…

  • Gambler

    or give some dome….

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

    thats turrible…

  • nicko

    trade her for shaq!!

  • http://slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    Higher your standards.

  • Dana

    leave Diana alone she’s the best baller with a great big heart who happened to make a bad decision! No one’s perfect, but she’s as close as u get! Will always love and support u Diana! xoxo

  • nicko

    diana taurasi=donte stallworth

    reckless drunkard couldve killed someone

  • Felix

    everybody in the country is drinkin and drivin. its an epidemic… i was dui this mornin just takin my dad to the train