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Dashcam video shows Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's DUI arrest

Caldwell-Pope told officers he had 2 alcoholic drinks and a water that night


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope told Auburn Hills police he had two drinks before getting behind the wheel last month. 

Caldwell-Pope was arrested around 2:50 a.m. March 30 on suspicion of drunken driving when his vehicle was spotted driving 45 miles per hour in a 25 miles per hour zone on Auburn Road near Squirrel Road.

Police recognized the Pistons player, who admitted he had been drinking. Dashcam video and audio shows the basketball player told officers he knew he had to drive so he limited his alcohol intake and drank a water. The conversation is shown in the attached video at about the 6 minute mark. The video is about 30 minutes long. 

The officer said he smelled alcohol on Caldwell-Pope and he wanted to make sure he was OK to drive. Caldwell-Pope told officers he had two drinks of Hennessy and a water. He said he was OK to drive. 

Caldwell-Pope then was put through a series of field sobriety tests. Police said a Breathalyzer test at the police station registered Caldwell-Pope's blood-alcohol content at 0.08, which is right above the legal limit. He was issued a ticket for DUI. 

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