CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss was arrested early Tuesday for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol.
The 74-year-old Buss was taken into custody shortly before 1 a.m. after he drove his gold Mercedes-Benz station wagon the wrong way on a street in an unincorporated section of Carlsbad that has double yellow lines, California Highway Patrol officer Tom Kerns said.
"Although I was driving only a short distance, it was a bad decision and I was wrong to do it," Buss said in a statement issued by the Lakers. "It was a mistake I will not make again."
A 23-year-old woman in the vehicle with Buss wasn't arrested, Kerns said.
He said Buss was "relatively cooperative" when placed under arrest and was booked into the Vista jail for investigation of drunken driving and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or above.
Don't know what to say about this other than I'm just glad no one was hurt. But yikes! To be driving drunk at his age!
The Wisdom of Homsar: Let's sing a song of Pennzoil!
50 or 60 million buys a nice translator and pays the phone bill. This would do wonders for the Europeans who would like to play in the NBA, but don't have enough exposure, as I am sure scouting would be turned up a notch or two.