Diana Taurasi Arrested in DUI Territory

by July 15, 2009

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.