Charles Oakley In Lane Violation

Former NBA star arrested in Georgia for driving while impaired

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Charles Oakley In Lane Violation

DECEMBER 18--Meet Charles Oakley.

The ex-NBA All-Star was arrested early this morning after Georgia cops spotted him driving erratically. Though a Breathalyzer test showed Oakley's blood alcohol content was below the state limit, the former New York Knicks forward (who turned 44 today) was charged with impaired driving (state law makes it a crime if a motorist is 'under the influence of alcohol to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive').

A cooperative Oakley, who was nabbed around 3 AM, was also cited for failure to maintain a lane, according to Auburn Police Department reports (Auburn is about 40 miles north of Atlanta). Oakley, who was driving a 2008 Range Rover, was booked into the Gwinnett County lockup and bonded out after about three hours in custody. He is scheduled for a February 20 court appearance. (3 pages)