Ty Lawson suspended three games for California DUI incident

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Ty Lawson suspended three games for California DUI incident
Thursday January 7th, 2016

Houston Rockets guard Ty Lawson has been suspended three games by the NBA for driving under the influence of alcohol in California, the league announced.

Lawson was arrested in Denver in January 2015 on suspicion of DUI while a member of the Nuggets and again in July while driving in Los Angeles.

In November, Lawson pleaded guilty to the January charges of driving while impaired and a lane violation. Additional charges of speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving were dropped.

Lawson pleaded guilty to underage drinking and driving in 2008 while playing for the University of North Carolina.

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Lawson is averaging 6.4 points, 4.3 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game. The Rockets acquired Lawson in the off-season for the non-guaranteed contract of forward Kostas Papanikolaou, and a partially guaranteed contract of guard Pablo Prigioni, Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson and the future first-round pick.

Lawson's suspension begins with Thursday’s game between the Rockets and the Utah Jazz.

- Christopher Chavez

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