Pistons assistant Hardaway charged with drunken driving

Tim Hardaway pulled over near home in Beverly Hills

DETROIT – Tim Hardaway, who is entering his third season with the Pistons, is accused of drunken driving after police said his blood alcohol content was twice over the legal limit when an officer pulled him over in Beverly Hills.

The 5-time NBA All-Star was pulled over less than one block from his home and just down the street from the police station. The officer spotted Hardaway's car along 13 Mile Road and Lasher Road.

Court records show his blood alcohol content was .17.

Hardway made headlines for years, dominating NBA scoreboards, but these days you can find him along the Pistons' sidelines as an assistant coach. This week, he stood before a judge answering to charges he had driven while drunk.

These court records obtained only by Local 4 reveal back in April, Hardway was stopped and charged with "operating with high blood alcohol content."

No one answered at Hardaway's home when Local 4's Jermont Terry stopped by.

Court papers reveal officers pulled him over just a few houses from his front door. Beverly Hills police refused to comment about the open case.

It's unclear where Hardaway was coming from or if anyone else was in the car when he was pulled over. Local 4 asked the Pistons organization when they became aware of the charges, and a spokesperson said, "We're aware of the situation, but we're not going to comment any further on it."

Hardaway is fighting the charges but until then, his driving privileges are limited. Records show he "can travel for business purpose only" and is required to use "Soberlink with testing twice a day," in which a camera records if he's sober.

His attorney said since the case is still pending, he would not elaborate, but told Terry, "We are working towards a resolution" to possibly avoid trial.

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Derick is the Lead Digital Editor for ClickOnDetroit and has been with Local 4 News since April 2013. Derick specializes in breaking news, crime and local sports.