Tuesday , Dec , 02 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Portland’s Randolph arrested on DUI

Portland, OR (Sports Network) – Portland Trail Blazers power forward Zach
Randolph was arrested early Tuesday morning for driving under the influence of
intoxicants.

The 6-foot-9 power forward was stopped by police in North Portland. Randolph
was released from the county justice center and is facing a misdemeanor charge
that could be punishable by up to one year in prison or a fine between $1,000
and $5,000.

Randolph’s play has been a big positive for the Blazers this season. The
former Michigan State star has scored 20 or more points in nine of Portland’s
17 games this season.

Randolph’s arrest is the latest in a long line of Trail Blazers who have had
off the court problems.

Most recently, Bonzi Wells was suspended for two games and stripped of his
captaincy following a heated argument with head coach Maurice Cheeks. Blazers
point guard Damon Stoudamire is facing drug charges for his arrest at an
Arizona airport before the season began.

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