Jerry Buss ARRESTED!

uuh grrra ragghhhNC Times: California Highway Patrol officers arrested the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball team early today on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in Carlsbad, authorities said.

Officer Tom Kerns of the California Highway Patrol said Gerald “Jerry” Hatten Buss, 74, of Playa del Rey in Los Angeles, was taken into custody shortly before 1 a.m. after driving his gold Mercedes-Benz station wagon the wrong way on Mountain View Drive, which has double yellow lines.

Kerns said Buss was “relatively cooperative” and didn’t try to resist when he was placed under arrest.

The officer said Buss was booked into the Vista jail on suspicion of drunken driving and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or above.

Shortly after noon Buss issued a statement through a Lakers’ spokesman.

“Although I was driving only a short distance, it was a bad decision and I was wrong to do it,” Buss said in the statement. “It was a mistake I will not make again.”

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  • http://www.myspace.com/stevesspace TheEclectic

    Wow… as if the Laker land drama couldn’t get crazier. We must be the gift that keeps giving to sports news networks.

  • bigbadjames

    WE DON’T NEED MORE DRAMA IN LAKERLAND!!!!!!!!

  • punkjones

    YOUCH! Is there a clearer indictment of Lakers brass right now? DOB is not looking good at this moment. Who’s in charge of the Lakers at this juncture? Jim? What a madhouse.

  • Papihitman

    He Saw K.brown in a club and passed him a beer…

    The beer went to the fucking floor