ROCHESTER HILLS (WWJ/AP) – Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been sentenced to a year of probation in a March traffic stop in Auburn Hills.
Caldwell-Pope learned his punishment Wednesday in a Rochester Hills courtroom, according to a report by the Detroit Free Press, after pleading guilty to allowing a person to drive under the influence. A charge of operating while intoxicated was dismissed.
Caldwell-Pope, 24, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after police said he was spotted going about 45 mph in a 25 mph zone about 2:50 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29 on Auburn Rd. near Squirrel, not far from the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Officers on the scene said they immediately detected the smell of alcohol on Caldwell-Pope’s breath, and he was arrested after failing a field sobriety test.
In dash cam video of the traffic stop, a cop can be heard asking Caldwell-Pope how many drinks he had that night, to which he replied “just two and a water.”
Police said Caldwell-Pope was cooperative throughout this process as he was transported to the Auburn Hills police station and given a breathalyzer test — with results showing a blood alcohol level of .08, which is exactly the legal threshold for drunken driving in Michigan.
Caldwell-Pope continued to play for the team last season and is a restricted free agent.
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