Michael Beasley: Phoenix Suns Forward Almost Arrested

by FootBasket | Monday, Feb 4, 2013

Michael Beasley Feb 2013

Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley has never been the sharpest tool in the shed, but when he gets pulled over by a cop, he knows how to cooperate with authorities. I’ll give him a shred of credit; most people of his stature act a fool when they get approached by a police officer, but Beasley played straight and was let off the hook for a multitude of offenses.

From Arizona Sports:

According to a report obtained through a FOIA request, it has been learned that Suns forward Michael Beasley, on January 25, was pulled over by Scottsdale Police due to speeding down Scottsdale Road at about 1:10 a.m.

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.

Throw in the fact that Beasley also had a loaded gun in the car with a bullet in the chamber, he’s very lucky to be a free man.

I don’t know every facet of the law, so can someone please explain to me how Beasley didn’t spend one night in jail? Given the fact that he was cooperative, he obviously scored some points with the local police force.

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