Veteran Detroit Pistons center, Ben Wallace, was arrested early Thursday morning (September 29) in a Detroit suburb on drunk driving and weapons charges.
According to the Associated Press, the 37-year-old NBA player was arrested at around 3 a.m. in Bloomfield Township, Michigan, after observed a Cadillac Escalade being driven erratically.
Following the stop, police conducted a field sobriety test, and also found an unloaded pistol in his backpack.
Police say Wallace was given a blood-alcohol test and he was above Michigan’s legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Further details were unknown at press time.
Wallace was arraigned and released on a $5,000 personal bond. He is due back in court on Monday (October 3).
Wallace was undrafted and signed as a rookie to the Washington Bullets in 1996. He helped the Pistons win the 2004 NBA championship, and is a four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.