NBA’s Playoff-Eligible Allen Crabbe III Sentenced for DUI High-Speed Freeway Driving
Photo: Allen Crabbe III
WEST HOLLYWOOD – The L.A. District Attorneys Office posted an end-of-the-day announcement on March 5th, pertaining to NBA player Allen Lester Crabbe III (27). Last summer’s high-speed joyride on the L.A. freeways was not celebrated by law enforcement when a sheriff deputy pulled him over and issued him a DUI for showing signs of impairment.
Granted, there has been a lot of fast professional moves by Crabbe, who’d been traded to the Atlanta Hawks on 7/6/2019 and who saw another move on 1/16/2020 as a trade to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Leap Year’s 2/29/2020 saw Crabbe waived by the Timberwolve, making him playoff-eligible.
However, legal moves took precedence on March 5th when the plea was entered for one misdemeanor count of engaging in a motor vehicle exhibition of speed on a highway.
“Crabbe was immediately sentenced to three years of summary probation and ordered to complete DUI first offender and Mothers Against Drunk Driving programs,” said the DA.
If Crabbe makes it to his 28th birthday on 4/9/2020 with lawful due diligence, he may avoid a serious Watson warning from the DA. Deputy District Attorney Lucrecia Boado said, “A Watson advisement also was given, stating that if he drives under the influence and a person is killed, he could be charged with murder.”
Case 9AR32954 was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
L.A.County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation. Her staff of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members is dedicated to protecting the community through the fair and ethical pursuit of justice and the safeguarding of crime victims’ rights.