Normally, I’m all about poking fun at people, things, and situations. I saw this story and all I could feel was sadness. I’ve worked with Mike Tyson before and I did the media work for one of his fights. As funny as some people may find this story, I just don’t. He appeared to be more of a lost soul who didn’t want to be lost anymore. So this story really isn’t funny at all…
Tyson arrested on DUI, possession charges
Boxer stopped leaving Ariz. nightclub, found with cocaine, fails sobriety test
The Associated Press
Originally published December 29, 2006, 8:28 AM EST
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. // Mike Tyson was arrested for driving under the influence and possession of cocaine after police stopped him leaving a Scottsdale nightclub early Friday.
Sgt. Larry Hall said the heavyweight boxer was stopped after his car almost struck a sheriff’s vehicle while leaving the club at about 1:45 a.m.
“He showed signs of impairment, and voluntarily submitted to field sobriety tests,” said Hall, a member of the Buckeye Police Department who was working in the area as part of a holiday DUI task force.
Hall said Tyson was placed under arrest after “showing more signs of impairment” during the field sobriety tests.
Police subsequently searched Tyson and found cocaine on him and in his car.
No one else was with Tyson at the time, Hall said.
Tyson was booked at a Maricopa County sheriff’s jail, and he was expected to have an initial appearance before a judge later Friday to determine bail, Hall said.