Former Arkansas basketball player Ronnie Brewer was arrested Sunday morning just before 1 a.m. in Fayetteville for driving while intoxicated, driving left of center and violating a local noise ordinance.
Brewer, 32, was booked into the Washington County Adult Detention Center at 1:03 a.m. and released in under an hour and a half after posting $1,055 in bond. A court date has been scheduled in Fayetteville District Court on August 21, according to the Washington County sheriff’s office website.
Brewer played at Arkansas from 2003 to 2006 where he averaged 18.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.6 steals, and 0.5 blocks. He also was 51–151 from three-point range and shot 75 percent from the free-throw line.
Selected with the 14th overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz, Brewer went on to play or Memphis, Chicago (twice), the New York Knicks, Oklahoma City, Houston and the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League.
This is not Brewer’s first brush with the law for driving under the influence.
Brewer entered a plea of no contest in August 2014 on a misdemeanor charge of drunk driving and a judge in Los Angeles Superior Court sentenced Brewer to three years probation, mandated he attend 10 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and ordered him to attend three months of alcohol abuse classes.
The charges stemmed from a drunk driving arrest in Beverly Hills, California, in February earlier that year.