Former NBA All-Star Tom Chambers arrested for drunk driving

tom-chambers-seattleFormer NBA All-Star Tom Chambers arrested for drunk driving

Former Phoenix Suns star and current Suns broadcaster Tom Chambers was arrested in Scottsdale, Ariz., on suspicion of driving under the influence over the weekend, authorities said, NBA official website reported.

Chambers, 54, was pulled over about 9:45 p.m. local time Saturday at Pinnacle Vista and Scottsdale Road in far north Scottsdale.

A police officer pulled over Chambers after seeing a GMC pickup truck going north on Scottsdale Road in the bicycle lane and weaving, according to a police report.

Chambers told the officer he had a few beers at the Arizona State-Stanford football game at Sun Devils Stadium earlier in the night, the report indicates. There was a passenger in the truck, along with two opened bottles of beer inside the vehicle, the report states.

The report also says Chambers was belligerent and yelled during the field sobriety test, which he reportedly refused to take. Chambers consented to a blood draw, was booked and released pending the outcome of the blood results.

Chambers, who played for the Suns from 1988-93, works as a studio host on Suns televised games on Fox Sports Arizona has later apologized to the NBA team and its fans after being arrested on suspicion of DUI, and “for the negative attention.”

“I take my role as a representative with the Suns very seriously and have always held myself to a high standard,” he said.

Suns President Jason Rowley said the team is aware of the arrest, but declined further comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

Chambers was a four-time all-star forward in a 16-year career that ended in 1997. He played for San Diego Clippers, Seattle Supersonics, Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz throughout his career. He helped Phoenix to reach the NBA Finals in 1993.

Chambers averaged career-high 27.2 ppg for the Suns in the 1989-90 season. He appeared in total of 1107 NBA games (743 started), averaging 18.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg in 30.6 mpg.



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