September 14, 2014
RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) - Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Popeye
Jones is free on bond after being arrested on a drunken-driving charge in suburban Dallas over the weekend.
Richardson police say motorists reported a sport-utility vehicle being driven erratically Sunday night. Officers found the SUV stopped with Jones at the wheel.
Spokesman Jonathan Wakefield says Jones declined a breath test, but officers believed he was drunk. There was a minor struggle when
police tried to arrest him and Jones was taken to the ground, causing minor facial cuts.
Jones is charged with driving while intoxicated. Wakefield said Monday he won't be charged with resisting arrest.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, in an e-mail to The Associated Press, declined to say whether Jones faces any discipline.