Charles Barkley Arrested For DUI in Arizona

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Charles Barkley got nabbed by police in Gilbert, Arizona early Wednesday morning.  A mobile DUI task force had set up a checkpoint and did blood testing right on site.

Gilbert police Lt. Eric Shuhandler saw the former NBA star run a stop sign around 1:30 a.m.  Barkley declined to submit to a breath test but was given a blood test.  Results were not immediately available.   The officer said, "There was nothing unusual about how he was taken into custody.  He was treated exactly like we treat anybody else."

He was arrested in Scottsdale's Old Town area, a trendy hot spot in the Phoenix metro area.   He was unable to drive away in his own vehicle but was allowed to call a taxi after being processed at the scene.

This isn't Barkley's first brush with the law.  Milwaukee police arrested him in December 1991.   Barkley allegedly punched a man in the face but was later acquitted of assault charges.  See that mugshot below.

Turns out Barkley had a very interesting exchange with the arresting officer about why he ran the stop sign.   He was in a hurry to meet a woman for sex.

TMZ has that scoop here.

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