Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas charged with impaired driving

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sport

Second-year center Jonas Valanciunas was arrested for driving under the influence.

Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas has been charged with driving under the influence, according to numerous reports:

The Raptors issued a statement shortly after the news broke:

We were made aware this morning of the incident involving Jonas Valanciunas and are disappointed he has put himself in this situation. We take this matter very seriously as we have the highest expectations for all members of our organization.  

At this time we are continuing to gather information and we will comment further when appropriate.

Valanciunas apologized in a statement released by the team:

I hold myself to a high standard and take my role as a member of the Toronto Raptors very seriously. I apologize to the organization, my teammates, my family and my fans, and regret any negativity this incident has brought upon them.

After Toronto played the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, the team had league-mandated off-days on Sunday and Monday.

Valanciunas is averaging 11 points, 8.6 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game in his second season.

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