Kenny Anderson, Former NBA All-Star, Busted in Broward County, Florida for DUI


May 2, 2013 by Elaina Robbins

Kenny Anderson, a former NBA All-Star, was arrested in Broward County, Florida, on Saturday for allegedly driving while intoxicated, news sources report. Anderson, 42, was booked into the Broward County Main jail on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to use a signal for a lane change. It is currently unclear whether he qualified for bail. Reports did not specify a criminal defense attorney for Anderson.

According to reports, Anderson was born and raised in New York and played college basketball at Georgia Tech. In 1991, he was drafted into the NBA by the New Jersey Nets. Anderson's NBA career lasted from 1991 to 2005; he became an NBA All-Star in 1994.

In 2008, Anderson was put into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame. Anderson is currently a basketball coach at the David Posnack Jewish Day School in Davie, Florida, reports say. It is unclear how this arrest will affect his position at the school, which has not yet publicly commented on the subject.

The incident occurred Saturday morning in Pembroke Pines. An officer pulled Anderson over for failing to use a turn signal while changing lanes, sources say. It appears Anderson was the only person in the vehicle at the time o the incident. The officer spoke with Anderson and concluded that he may have been under the influence.

Anderson at first refused to perform a roadside sobriety test, but later complied, reports say. A police report says Anderson's breathalyzer test showed his blood alcohol level was at .194 and .195, much higher than the legal limit of .08.

In other news, Doyle Washburn Jr. of West Palm Beach was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly stole a Playstation 2 from his mother's house, sources say. Washburn, 42, later resisted arrest and tried to outrun police. He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia attempting to escape custody, and battery on a law enforcement officer. A judge ordered that he be held in lieu of $49,000 bail. It is unclear whether Washburn hired legal aid.

According to reports, the incident occurred around 1:00 Wednesday afternoon at the victim's home in West Palm Beach. Washburn, who reportedly lives with his father on Cartier Road, was visiting his mother's home that day. Sources say Washburn showed up at the house for a brief moment and left. Sometime later, the mother reportedly witnessed Washburn climbing out of one of the house's windows.

The mother confronted Washburn and he reportedly remained silent, came inside, took a seat, and then left again after a short while. The mother later said that she was what might have been cords sticking out of Washburn's pants. Sometime later, Washburn's cousin, who lives with the mother, reported his Playstation 2 missing.

Police tracked Washburn down to his father's residence and attempted to place him under arrest. Washburn allegedly resisted and officers had to tackle him to the ground. The officers later searched Washburn and found a crack pipe. It is unclear whether they located the Playstation 2.

Sources: 4.30.13 Anderson DUI.pdf, 4.30.13 Washburn Drug Paraphernalia.pdf.