TURNER DUI

Ex-Wildcat Turner arrested on extreme DUI

2012-04-30T13:32:00Z 2012-04-30T15:58:30Z Ex-Wildcat Turner arrested on extreme DUIBy Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Former Arizona Wildcats basketball player Josiah Turner was arrested on suspicion of extreme DUI after being stopped for a red light violation early last Thursday morning, police said.

According to the University of Arizona police report, obtained by the Star today via a public records request, Turner was arrested for DUI greater than .08 percent, possession (in his body) of alcohol as a minor, and being a minor operating a vehicle with alcohol in the body.

He was scheduled for an initial appearance in Pima County Justice Court on May 17.

Arizona announced on April 11 that Turner would transfer after spending a troubled freshman season with the Wildcats, despite being Arizona’s highest rated recruit in the high school class of 2011. He was held out of the starting lineup for being late to a pregame shootaround in November, lost his starting job for most of the nonconference season, and suspended twice for a total of five games.

Turner, 19, has remained in Tucson while finishing up the spring semester. He was stopped at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday after the 1993 Infiniti that he was driving drove through a red light from southbound Park Avenue to eastbound Sixth Street, police said.

Police said an officer followed Turner down Sixth Street until he turned northbound on Highland Avenue, then noticed that the car he was driving had no visible license plate. Turner could not provide a driver’s license, registration or proof of insurance and also said he only knew the first name of the car’s owner, the police report said.

“Turner just kept stating that he was driving his bro’s car and he just wanted to park it and get back to his dorm,” an officer’s statement said, adding that Turner was “very unsteady and unable to give clear and concise answers.”

Another officer then administered a DUI investigation, during which Turner underwent several tests and submitted to a portable breath test that indicated the presence of alcohol. He was handcuffed and taken to UAPD, where he recorded blood-alcohol readings of 0.15 and 0.16.

The vehicle that Turner was driving was impounded and he was issued citations before being released to a friend at 3:37 a.m. Thursday.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 6 1 0 0.857 18 2 0 0.900
Utah 5 1 0 0.833 15 3 0 0.833
Stanford 5 2 0 0.714 14 5 0 0.737
Oregon State 5 2 0 0.714 13 5 0 0.722
Oregon 4 3 0 0.571 14 6 0 0.700
Washington 3 3 0 0.500 14 4 0 0.778
UCLA 3 4 0 0.429 11 9 0 0.550
Washington State 3 4 0 0.429 9 10 0 0.474
Colorado 3 4 0 0.429 10 8 0 0.556
Arizona State 2 5 0 0.286 11 10 0 0.524
California 1 6 0 0.143 11 9 0 0.550
USC 1 6 0 0.143 9 10 0 0.474

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
UCLA at
Oregon
1/24 64-82
USC at
Oregon State
1/24 55-59
Washington State at
Colorado
1/24 58-90
Arizona at
California
1/24 73-50
Arizona State at
Stanford
1/24 70-89
Washington at
Utah
1/25 6:30 pm
Oregon State at
Arizona State
1/28 6:00 pm
Oregon at
Arizona
1/28 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington
1/28 9:00 pm
Colorado at
USC
1/29 7:30 pm
Utah at
UCLA
1/29 8:00 pm
California at
Washington State
1/29 9:00 pm
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