Suns forward Amar'e Stoudemire's mother arrested

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Phoenix Suns forward Amar’e Stoudemire’s mother was arrested on Saturday and faces charges including speeding and operating a vehicle without a court-ordered ignition interlock device.

Scottsdale police say an officer conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a black Lincoln Navigator near 116th Street and Shea Boulevard at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Saturday.

The officer identified the woman as Carrie Mae Stoudemire, 54. Stoudemire's driver’s license stated that her vehicle was required to have an interlock device.

Stoudemire told the officer she did not need one on all the vehicles and that she had it on one of her cars. Police say Stoudemire's eyes appeared “watery and glassy.”

Stoudemire's driver’s license was valid, but the interlock device requirement was effective until Oct. 30. She was put in handcuffs and placed in the back of a patrol car.

A few minutes later two men arrived at the scene. Officers identified one man as Amar’e Stoudemire. Officers told the men to leave the area because their presence was causing Carrie Mae to "act out" as she yelled from the patrol car, “Amar’e get a lawyer!”

The Phoenix Suns forward and the other man left the scene.

Carrie Mae was booked into a Scottsdale jail and later released by detention staff. She faces charges including operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device, speeding and failure to drive in a single lane.