Ben Wallace Arrested For Drunk Driving, Weapons Charges


Ben Wallace was arrested this past weekend for drunk driving, and he faces a serious penalty.

Detroit Piston Ben Wallace is facing a 5-year felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon after police found an unloaded pistol in a backpack in his car as they arrested him on suspicion of drunken driving Saturday in Bloomfield Township.

When officers searched his car, they discovered an unloaded pistol in a backpack in the “passenger compartment” of the vehicle, according to a news release issued by the police department today.

Wallace took a breath test that registered higher than the legal limit at the police station.  According to the report, the drunk driving charge is a misdemeanor, but carrying the concealed weapon is a felony.

The facts are the facts.  There was a gun found.  And the breathalyzer showed he was driving with a blood alcohol level higher than the legal limit.  So despite what Wallace may plead or say, those are, according to the police, the facts in this case.  And despite a myriad of stories involving these same elements, players still get themselves into trouble.  

For a guy who wants to be a lawyer, this is especially mind-boggling.  I know there are two sides to the story, so I’m anxious to hear his.  Right now, though, this doesn’t look good.