Saturday, December 30, 2006

Tyson Arrested

Oh dear, this could be something of a serious problem. I do get a little hazy about certain aspects of US law but:

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was arrested in Arizona on Friday and charged with driving under the influence of drugs and possession of cocaine, police said.

Tyson was arrested in Scottsdale, 10 miles east of Phoenix, Arizona, after his black BMW nearly collided with a sheriff's vehicle, according to court documents.

"During an interview with Mike he admitted to using today and stated he is an addict and has a problem," the arresting officer said in court documents. "Mike admitted to possessing bags of cocaine and said he uses any time he can get his hands on it."

I guess it depends upon how much he had with him. Black men and drugs tends to be something that attracts harsh sentences and as he is already a convicted felon, they might throw the book at him. On the other hand, the fact that he got bail might mean that they don't think the chrages are all that serious.

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