Shawne Williams, 17th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, was arrested last night on a multitude of charges stemming from a car accident in Memphis. Williams, who has a lengthy past with the law, allegedly hit a car and fled the scene, but returned 20 minutes later. FOX13 Memphis has the details:
Police said Williams had two children under the age of 8 in his 2014 Rolls Royce.
Officers smelled alcohol on Williams and observed him having “blood shot and watery eyes,” according to the police affidavit. Williams was also “hyper” and “speaking at a very fast rate and jumped from various unrelated topics.”
The affidavit also pointed out that Williams had a strong aroma of marijuana.
Wiliams also allegedly yelled and cursed at officers after they found out he had a suspended licence. And he didn’t remember his middle name because he was “baffled.” Here’s the list of charges from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office:
DISREGARDING RED LIGHT M
DRIVING U/INFLUENCE INTOX/DRUGS
DRIVING WHILE LICENSE S/R/C
LEAVE SCENE OF ACCIDENT INV INJURY
VIOLATION OF FINANCIAL LAW
Williams, who spent one season at the University of Memphis before declaring for the draft, was one of the players involved in the trade that brought Goran Dragic to the Miami Heat last season. He was then waived by the Pelicans, picked up by Pistons and traded to the Bucks and waived again. Williams played for 7 teams in his career and actually played 25 minutes a night during the 2011 playoffs as a member of the New York Knicks.