ROCKLIN, CA - Sacramento Kings forward-guard Antoine Wright was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence, say Rocklin police.
Wright, 26, was booked into the Placer County Jail on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to the jail register.
Rocklin Police Department Det. Cpl. Rich Cabana said his agency received a call from a citizen about 1:30 a.m. of a driver possibly under the influence traveling on westbound Interstate 80 at Rocklin Road. A California Highway Patrol officer found the driver in question at a Tesoro Food Mart on Rocklin Road and conducted a sobriety test.
The driver, Wright, did not pass the sobriety test and was arrested, Cabana said. Wright was booked into Placer County Jail, posted $2,500 bail and was released.
Wright had a passenger in the car but no other information was available.
Early Friday evening, the Kings organization issued a statement from Wright which said, "I'm sorry for having gotten myself into this situation. I sincerely apologize to my teammates and coaches, the Sacramento Kings organization, the Sacramento community and fans and my family."
The 6-foot-7 inch, 215-pound Wright is in his fifth pro season.