Phoenix Mercury's Taurasi faces extreme DUI chargePosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Mercury star Diana Taurasi faces three drunk-driving related charges, including extreme DUI, for a July 2 incident in which she also was cited for speeding.
Taurasi cited for DUI
Mercury star Diana Taurasi pulled over for DUI - Phoenix police say leading Phoenix Mercury scorer Diana Taurasi was cited for drunken driving just a few hours after the club's win over the Seattle Storm.
A Phoenix police report released Tuesday shows Taurasi's blood-alcohol level was 0.17 percent, or more than twice the Arizona legal limit of 0.08 percent.
The 27-year-old guard was cited hours after she scored 22 points in the Mercury's 93-81 victory over the Seattle Storm.
Taurasi pleaded not guilty to the DUI charges and not responsible to the speeding citation.
A police officer who stopped Tauarsi's vehicle after seeing it drift outside a traffic lane near downtown Phoenix claims she was driving nearly 20 mph over the 35 mph limit.
Her next scheduled court date is July 22.
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