Jalen Rose was stopped and ticketed for speeding in a Detroit suburb Wednesday, the same day he was handed a 20-day jail sentence for driving under the influence, report news sources.
According to the Clawson Police Department, at around 9 p.m., the ESPN sports analyst and former NBA basketball player was stopped for going 46 mph in a 25-mph zone. The ticketing officer gave the beleaguered athlete a break by issuing a citation for traveling 10 miles over the speed limit, rather than for 20 miles over the limit.
Earlier in the day, Rose had received a 92-day jail sentence, with 70 days suspended, following a DUI conviction arising from charges related to a single-vehicle crash in March. Rose had failed field sobriety tests administered after the rollover accident. Rose is scheduled to surrender to authorities on August 2 to begin his jail term.
Being a San Francisco car accident lawyer, I am moved to remind motorists to heed all traffic laws and to adhere to posted speed limits. I also feel led to urge drivers to never get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking.
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a traffic accident, and you believe the other party is at fault, contact a car accident lawyer to learn what options are available to help you get the support you deserve as you recover.