Shumpert was pulled over after an officer witnessed his car swerving between lanes on his way to picking up his father from the airport, according to a Fayette County Sheriff's Office's arrest report obtained by SB Nation. Once the officer approached Shumpert to ask for his driver's license, he detected the smell of marijuana, which Shumpert admitted to having smoked.
He was asked to undergo field sobriety tests and agreed to do it. He failed them, so he was considered an impaired driver and was taken into custody. Police also found marijuana in the car after searching it. He refused to take a blood test at a hospital, saying that he was afraid of being recognized and causing a scene, according to the report.
Shumpert was charged with D.U.I Less Safe Drugs, Possession of Marijuana Less than 1 Ounce and Failure to Maintain Lane, according to the report. A court date has not been set at this point, per the Cavaliers' press release.
Shumpert is under contract with the Cavaliers for the next three years and is projected to be the team's starting shooting guard with J.R. Smith still unsigned. Shumpert could miss the start of the season if he's found guilty, as the league typically hands out two- or three-game suspensions for DUI arrests. Then-Houston Rockets point guard Ty Lawson received separate two- and three-game suspensions last year for two different DUI charges, while Phoenix's P.J. Tucker was suspended for the first three games of the 2014-15 season after being charged with "super extreme DUI."
Last season Shumpert averaged six points, four rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes per game.