Tyreke Evans Cited for Driving Over 100 MPH

by June 01, 2010

The reigning Rookie of the Year found himself in some hot water last night after getting nabbed for reckless driving. Reports the Sac Bee: “Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans was briefly detained for reckless driving Monday evening after California Highway Patrol officers said they clocked the NBA Rookie of the Year at more than 100 mph on Interstate 80. Officers drew guns and ordered Evans and his passenger out of Evans’ 2010 black Mercedes-Benz S550, said Lizz Dutton, CHP spokeswoman. Evans’ windows were tinted black and officers could not see inside the vehicle, so they performed a felony stop with guns drawn, she said. Evans’ handcuffs were removed once officers determined there was no threat, Dutton said. It is illegal to tint the windshield and driver’s and passenger’s side windows, according to the CHP. Evans, 20, was cited for reckless driving. ‘They were very cooperative,’ Dutton said. ‘He didn’t know he was being followed.’ Kings officials were still learning the details late Monday evening. Kings basketball President Geoff Petrie said he didn’t know much about the incident, but it is something he ‘prefers not to happen.”‘