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Warriors' Marreese Speights arrested on DUI charge

Warriors center Marreese Speights was arrested on a second-degree charge of driving under the influence the morning after his 27th birthday early Tuesday in Tampa, according to the Tampa Police Department.

Speights was arrested at 3:31 a.m. ET and later submitted to two breathalyzer tests showing breath alcohol contents of .103 and .106, according to the incident log. Florida's unlawful blood alcohol or breath alcohol level is .08 or above.

Speights became involved in a traffic stop after an officer pulled him over due to a failure to yield right of way while pulling out of a driveway in a black 2012 Bentley, according to the incident log. The officer detected indicators of impairment, and Speights was arrested after agreeing to roadside field sobriety exercises before being transported to a breath testing facility.

The 6-foot-10 Speights, who according to the incident report was cooperative, was booked and later released on $500 bond, according to Tampa police.

"We are aware of Marreese Speights' arrest this morning on DUI charges in Florida and are in the process of obtaining additional information," a statement issued by the Warriors read. "As an ongoing legal matter, we will have no further comment at this time."

Neither Speights nor his representatives immediately returned messages seeking comment.

Speights, who won a national championship playing for the University of Florida, averaged 6.4 points and 3.7 rebounds in his first year of a three-year, $11 million contract with the Warriors last season.

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