Tom Chambers booking photo. (Source: Scottsdale Police Department)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (CBS5) -
Former Phoenix Suns star and current broadcaster Tom Chambers has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, Scottsdale police records stated.
Chambers, 53, was arrested Saturday around 7 p.m. after police pulled him over at Pinnacle Vista and Scottsdale roads, according to the report.
The officer noticed the pickup truck Chambers was driving was swerving in a bicycle lane, the report stated.
Chambers stopped his vehicle so abruptly, the officer nearly rear-ended the pickup, the report stated.
Chambers said he had been drinking at the Arizona State University game earlier in the evening, officers said.
Police said they found two open alcoholic beverage containers in the pickup's cab.
He refused to take a field sobriety test but later consented to a blood draw.
He was booked into jail on several DUI charges, failure to drive in a single lane and driving a vehicle in a bicycle path. He was later released pending the results of the blood tests.
Chambers issued a statement.
"I take my role as a representative with the Suns very seriously and have always held myself to a high standard. I want to apologize to the Phoenix Suns and its fans for the negative attention this incident has brought upon the organization."
No other information about the arrest was immediately available.
In a statement, Suns President Jason Rowley did not elaborate on the arrest.
"We are aware of the report that Tom was stopped by Scottsdale police on Saturday evening. Driving under the influence is a serious matter. However, the legal process is ongoing and we will have no further comment at this time."
Chambers is in his 12th season as host of the Suns' pregame, halftime and postgame shows on FOX Sports Arizona. Since retiring from the NBA in 1997, Chambers has also worked with the Suns' front office as a community relations representative.
Chambers played five seasons (1988-93) with the Suns, averaging 20.6 points, according to the Phoenix Suns media guide. After signing with the club as the first unrestricted free agent in league history on July 8, 1988, he made three-straight All-Star appearances from 1989 to 1991.
Chambers was a two-time second-team All-NBA selection (1989, 1990) and he poured in an all-time franchise-record 2,201 points (27.2 average) during the 1989-90 campaign.
On March 24, 1990, Chambers erupted for a franchise-record 60 points in a win against Seattle.
In his 15-year career, Chambers made four All-Star appearances, and was named the MVP of the mid-season classic in 1987.
He entered the Suns Ring of Honor on April 18, 1999.
Chambers has five children.
Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News for updates on this developing story.
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