Melo Nailed On DUI Suspicion

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets say they're aware of "the situation involving Carmelo Anthony," but the team declined further comment after learning Anthony was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol early Monday morning.

Police say the Nuggets forward was arrested on Interstate 25 at about 4 a.m. he was pulled over for weaving and failing to dim his lights.

Detective Sharon Hahn says Anthony was alone in the car, and that he failed a series of sobriety tests. Hahn says he was arrested, taken to police headquarters and released "to a sober responsible party."

Anthony's attorney, Dan Recht, issued a statement saying, in part, that "Carmelo apologizes to his fans, the Denver community, his teammates and the Nuggets organization for the distraction this is causing them."

The 23-year-old Anthony is due in court on May 14th.

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