Ben Wallace Arrested, Faces Felony Weapons Charge

Ben Wallace is facing a felony for carrying a concealed weapon in his Escalade after being pulled over for drunken driving.

Detroit Pistons big man Ben Wallace was arrested in Bloomfield Township. The NBA veteran is facing charges for suspicion of drunken driving as well carrying a concealed weapon.

The 37-year-old was pulled over in his 2007 Cadillac Escalade at 3 a.m. Saturday morning for erratic driving and, after field sobriety tests, he was arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The officers then searched his car, according to a press release issued by the police department, and found an unloaded pistol in a backpack in the "passenger compartment" of the vehicle.

Wallace was arraigned on a 93-day misdemeanor charge of drunken driving and a 5-year-felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon, police said in the press release. He was released on $5,000 bond

Wallace had been considering retirement this offseason, though it was unclear whether that was still the plan in light of the current NBA lockout. Either way, this isn't a good look for one of the best rebounding defenders to play in the NBA in some time.

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