Popeye Jones gets a DUI, forgets to eat spinach before taking on police

Popeye Jones, former NBA player and assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks was arrested in Richardson, Texas, for driving under the influence. The problem arose after he resisted the arrest, which eventually resulted in a physical altercation with law enforcement.

As per the reports, the Richardson Police Department caught Jones for his erratic driving at around 9:30 pm on Sunday. As the police asked him to submit a breath test, he reportedly refused which resulted in the situation escalating and eventually his arrest.

A spokesman for the police department Jonathan Wakefield providing the details about the arrest stated,

“When the officers went to place the handcuffs on Mr. Jones, he did resist by moving his hand forward instead of behind his back. They were forced to take him to the ground to get better control of him, and he did sustain some injuries to his face.”

Despite the physical altercation that resulted in injuries, including a popped cheek and forehead, Jones reportedly did not suffer any severe harm.

Popeye Jones
Popeye Jones

Jones now faces charges of driving while intoxicated, but surprisingly, he will not be charged with resisting arrest. The physical altercation and the consequences of his battle with the ground are deemed punishment enough, alongside the widespread distribution of his mugshot on the internet. The incident marks a challenging moment for the former NBA player turned coach, drawing attention not only to the legal repercussions but also to the physical aftermath of the arrest.