Michael Beasley Cited for Driving With a Suspended License

by February 05, 2013

Cops pulled over Michael Beasley last month after they allegedly spotted him speeding, and they discovered a suspended license and a bunch of other infractions. The Phoenix Suns are aware of this, and released a tersely-worded statement. Per Arizona Sports: “He was cited for driving with a suspended license, driving with excessive speed, driving with expired registration and failure to display a license plate on the rear of the vehicle. Driving with a suspended license and excessive speeding are criminal traffic violations, whereas driving with expired registration and failure to display a license plate are civil traffic violations. The report states the officer placed Beasley in handcuffs and arrested him, but decided to release him at the scene due to his cooperation. Beasley is scheduled to appear in court on February 11, 2013. According to police, the officer originally noticed the 2009 Mercedes did not have a license plate and saw no sign of a temporary tag in the window. The report says the vehicle was heading south and was paced at around 71 MPH near E. Doubletree Ranch, and after using the radar gun to confirm the rate of speed, the officer ‘initiated a traffic stop on the subject vehicle.’ The posted speed limit was 45 MPH. […] Another officer arrived on the scene and helped to administer a DUI investigation, and it was determined that he was not impaired. However, it was learned Beasley’s Florida driver’s license was still valid, but his Arizona driving privileges had been suspended on October 23, 2012 for failing to appear in court. The police report states Beasley was handcuffed at 1:37 a.m. and brought to the patrol vehicle. The officer determined that based on Beasley’s height he was not going to fit well in the back seat of the car. Around 2:00 a.m., the report states, the officer told Beasley that since he was cooperative he would ‘cut him a small break’ and cite him and release him from the scene instead of taking him to jail. ‘He said he appreciated it since he had to fly out of town the next day.'”