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Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson was arrested for suspicion of DUI last night on Park Avenue. This is not good Nuggets fans.

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Here is the tweet from the Denver Police Department about Ty Lawson's arrest for suspicion of DUI last night, Thursday January 22nd.


Pretty much says it all right there. To compound the issue, the Nuggets had their annual charity punch bowl social last night, which Ty was definitely attending. Here is the official statement from the Denver Nuggets

"We have been made aware of an incident involving Ty Lawson early this morning. Per team policy and out of respect for the legal process, we will have no further comment at this time."

This is not a good look for Ty, and something that deserves serious attention. This would be Ty Lawson's THIRD driving while impaired issue dating all the way back to when he was in college at the University of North Carolina.

Here is what Lawson had to say, back in 2008, after the incident at North Carolina:

"It made me think of how lucky I am that nothing bad happened that night to me or to anyone else. Drinking and driving do not mix," he wrote in the report.

In the report, he also referred to Chris Kearney, a UNC tennis player charged with hitting two pedestrians early Sunday in what police have described as an alcohol-related wreck, also on North Columbia Street.

Lawson had his Maryland driver's license reinstated by completing other requirements in Wake County, authorities said. He had lost his driving privileges in November after failing to show up to court for a May 2007 speeding violation.

"I learned from what I did," he said after his court hearing. "A lot of people could have been hurt from this, like my parents (or) my teammates, if it went further and I did something worse.

"It's been a lot of stress on my family and things like that, so it's great to have it behind me," he said.

Stay tuned for details here at Denver Stiffs.