Mavs Player DeShawn Stevenson Arrested In Irving
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IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – It may be a case of a little too much celebrating. Dallas Mavericks player DeShawn Stevenson was arrested Tuesday night in Irving.
Stevenson was taken into custody at the Grand Venetian Apartments in the 6200 block of Love Drive, in Las Colinas.
According to police, residents at the complex called authorities saying an intoxicated man was walking through the complex. “He appeared to be intoxicated and did not know where he was,” said Irving Police Department Spokesman John Argumaniz.
Argumaniz told CBS 11 News that officers gave Stevenson a field sobriety test and he failed. “Based on the results and along with Mr. Stevenson’s statements and our officers observations, he was arrested for public intoxication without incident,” said Argumaniz.
Stevenson was taken to the Irving Jail and bonded out just before 6:00 Wednesday morning.
Police say they don’t know why Stevenson was at the complex. The address he listed when booked at the jail was in Florida.
Public Intoxication is a Class C Misdemeanor and is considered to be a relatively small offense, generally punished with a fine.
When contacted, Dallas Mavericks spokeswoman Sarah Melton said the team had no comment. In the clinching Game 6, Stevenson made three 3-pointers during a pivotal stretch in the first half. He also was in the middle of a skirmish that resulted in three technical fouls, one on him and two against the Heat.
Stevenson is a 10-year NBA veteran and has been with the Mavericks for a little more than a year. He will be a free agent this summer.