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Former Suns’ star, current broadcaster Tom Chambers arrested on suspicion of DUI

Dec 11, 2013, 11:33 PM EDT

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Tom Chambers, the popular former Suns star player and current broadcaster, has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, reports the Arizona Republic.

Chambers has issued an apology to the Suns organization and its fans.

The Arizona Republic has all the details, and they are not pretty.

Chambers, 54, was pulled over about 9:45 p.m. Saturday at Pinnacle Vista and Scottsdale Road in far north Scottsdale. A police officer pulled over Chambers after seeing a GMC pickup truck going north on Scottsdale Road in the bicycle lane and weaving, according to a police report.

Chambers told the officer he had a few beers at the ASU-Stanford football game at Sun Devils Stadium earlier in the night, the report indicates. There was a passenger in the truck, along with two opened bottles of beer inside the vehicle, the report states.

The report also says Chambers was belligerent and yelled during the field sobriety test, which he reportedly refused to take. Chambers consented to a blood draw, was booked and released pending the outcome of the blood results, authorities said.

Chambers issued a statement to local media.

“I take my role as a representative with the Suns very seriously and have always held myself to a high standard. I want to apologize to the Phoenix Suns and its fans for the negative attention this incident has brought upon the organization.”

The Suns have said only that driving under the influence is a serious matter and they are looking into the incident.

  1. cordellgc - Dec 12, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    hope he likes living in a tent a wearing pink undies

  2. hildezero - Dec 12, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    I hope he doesn’t lose his job. He’s good.

  3. sabatimus - Dec 12, 2013 at 2:26 AM

    He yelled during a test he refused to take? That’s some great journalism there.

    • mytthor - Dec 13, 2013 at 2:00 AM

      If you actually read, they’re just reporting what’s on the police report.

  4. seanb20124 - Dec 12, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    He should have pulled the “don’t you know who I am” card.

    • mytthor - Dec 13, 2013 at 1:59 AM

      “’87 All-Star Game MVP, Officer! WHAT HAVE YOU EVER ACCOMPLISHED?!?!!”

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