Baller Said He Was Pressured Into Giving Blood Test
The NBA’s Iman Shumpert has asked a judge to dismiss his driving under the influence case because cops pulled him over and administered his drug tests under dubious circumstances.
The Cleveland Cavaliers player filed motions in Fayette County Court to dismiss his case and suppress the state’s evidence, arguing that the drug test and other evidence from his “illegal” stop was inadmissible because the arresting officer didn’t read him his Miranda rights and coerced him into taking what were supposed to be voluntary blood and sobriety tests. Shumpert said the cops never told him that he didn’t have to cooperate if he didn’t want to.
“The warnings given were misleading, coercive and deceptive, inasmuch as the warnings inferred that the Defendant was required to take the state’s chemical test, when in fact the test was not required to be taken by him,” Shumpert, through his attorneys, argued in court papers. “Furthermore, the officer made additional comments that were misleading and impaired the Defendant’s ability to make an informed implied consent decision.”
Cops arrested Teyana Taylor’s other half in August on the outskirts of Atlanta for allegedly failing to stay in his lane of traffic. The officer said he smelled weed, and the baller infamously declared that he was coming from his “homegirl’s” house. Cops said they later found Shumpert with a mason jar full of pot. He was charged with DUI, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and failure to maintain a traffic lane.