Former NBA player Clifford Robinson arrested for DWI, endangering a child

Tuesday October 21st, 2014

Former NBA player Clifford Robinson was arrested Sunday on multiple charges stemming from a suspected drunken driving stop, according to WGRZ

Robinson, a Buffalo native, was stopped by police after the Buffalo Bills' home game against the Minnesota Vikings after he failed to use a designated merging lane and was found to be intoxicated. He refused a breathalyzer test.

The 47-year-old was charged with DWI, DWI with a child passenger in the car, endangering the welfare of a child, second degree aggravated unlicensed operation and traffic violations.

Robinson is subject to at least one felony charge per the terms of Leandra's Law, a New York State Law that makes it an automatic felony for the first offense of driving drunk with a child 15 years or younger inside the vehicle.

The former forward played in the NBA for 19 years for the Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors and New Jersey Nets and averaged 14.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for his career.

Robinson will appear in court in Elma, N.Y., at a later date.

Ben Estes



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