George Maloof Arrested on a DUI Charge

by October 12, 2010

Maloof, like pretty much everyone who’s ever been popped on a DUI, says he wasn’t all that drunk. From the Sac Bee (which published an outstanding mug shot of the Kings’ part-owner): “Sacramento Kings part-owner George Maloof told The Bee that he had had four beers at a wedding and was pulling into his driveway late Saturday when a police officer arrested him on suspicion of drunken driving. ‘I didn’t feel I was intoxicated,’ Maloof, who runs the Palms Casino Hotel, said in a phone interview Monday from Las Vegas. His blood alcohol was 0.086, he said, barely over the 0.08 limit. Maloof was stopped by a traffic officer about 11:30 p.m., according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. He was later booked into the Clark County Detention Center on suspicion of the following charges, police said: driving under the influence of alcohol; speeding 20 to 21 mph over the posted speed limit; making an illegal turn; driving without a valid license; and not having proof of insurance.”