Abdul-Jabbar Arrested In L.A.; Charged With Smoking Marijuana – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar charged with driving under influence of marijuana – Brief Article
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, pro basketball’s all-time scoring leader, was arrested in Los Angeles for investigation of driving under the influence of marijuana, officials said.
Police officials said Jabbar was pulled over at an intersection in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles. He was arrested, booked and released on his own recognizance, said police spokesman Eduardo Funes. “Mr. Abdul-Jabbar was very respectful of the officers who arrested him,” Funes said.
Officials said Abdul-Jabbar was stopped for speeding and the arresting officers smelled marijuana fumes coming from inside his car. Also, drug tests are pending.
Abdul-Jabbar had no comment at JET press time. However, in the past, Abdul-Jabbar reportedly had said he uses the drug to alleviate the migraine headaches that have bothered him for years.
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