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Celtic Star Gabe Pruitt DUI Arrest: New Details

Feb. 26 2009, Published 2:27 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email has learned exclusive new details about the arrest of Boston Celtics star Gabe Pruitt for allegedly driving drunk.

As we reported earlier, Los Angeles police arrested Pruitt early this morning in the Hollywood area.

Here's what happened.

Police tell us that Pruitt's car -- a Mercedes s550 -- was stopped at a green light shortly before 3am at Sunset and Wilcox, which ironically is only about a block away from the Hollywood division of the LAPD.

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Pruitt was talking to a person in another car.

A cop saw that Pruitt was not moving his car, and noticed that he had dark tinted windows, so the officer went over to talk to Pruitt.

During the conversation, the officer apparently felt Pruitt had been drinking.

He gave him a sobriety test on the scene, and Pruitt failed.

Pruitt was then taken to a nearby jail where he was given a breathalyzer test, which he also failed.

Police say Pruitt's blood alcohol level was over the California limit of 0.08.

He was booked on suspicion of DUI, with bail set at $5,000.

At this time, he is still going through the booking process and therefore has not been released.

Prior to his arrest, Pruitt played against the Los Angeles Clippers.


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