Charlotte Hornets’ James Bouknight arrested on DWI charge

Charlotte Hornets’ James Bouknight arrested on DWI charge

Charlotte Hornets guard James Bouknight was arrested for driving whereas impaired on Sunday days after being nabbed for dashing and reckless driving, in line with Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Workplace.

Police stopped Bouknight, 22, at 1:51 a.m. on Sunday earlier than taking him into custody.

A $2,500 bond was given to the Hornets’ 2021 first spherical draft choose.

The staff launched an announcement on Bouknight’s arrest.

“We’re conscious of the incident involving James Bouknight and are within the technique of gathering further info,” the staff mentioned. “We can have no additional remark presently.”

It’s unclear whether or not Bouknight will journey — or play — within the Hornets’ Oct. 19 common season opener in opposition to the San Antonio Spurs.

The previous Uconn Huskies star has a historical past of dashing, as courtroom information cite two earlier costs pending from when he was stopped in Mecklenburg County in North Carolina, native retailers element.

The Hornets are conscious of the incident, nevertheless it’s unclear whether or not Bouknight will play within the first common season sport in opposition to the Spurs Oct. 19.Getty Pictures

On Oct. 12, Bouknight acquired a ticket for dashing and reckless driving after being pulled over for driving 92 mph in a 50 mph zone.

In February, Bouknight was pulled over once more for reckless driving.

Bouknight has a courtroom date set for these two incidents in December.

Bouknight performed in 31 video games for the Hornets throughout his rookie season final 12 months, averaging 4.6 factors per sport.

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