Iman Shumpert facing DUI, drug possession charges from August traffic stop

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was charged with driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and failure to maintain his driving lane during a traffic stop near his offseason home in Atlanta last month.

According to a Fayette County Sheriff incident report, Shumpert, driving a rented Audi, was pulled over for a lane violation at 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 10. An officer detected the smell of marijuana, and a search of the car turned up a small amount of the drug.

The incident report also said Shumpert admitted to the officer that he had smoked pot before driving the car.

There has been no court date set in the matter. The Cavs said they have been in contact with Shumpert and had no further comment.

The NBA has typically suspended players two games for a first DUI conviction or guilty plea.

The Cavaliers open training camp Sept. 26.Shumpert, who attended Georgia Tech, spends his summers training in Atlanta.

Cleveland acquired Shumpert in a trade with the New York Knicks two seasons ago and inked him to a four-year, $40 million extension before the 2015-16 season.

The 26-year-old defensive stopper averaged 3.3 points and 2.2 rebounds in 21 playoff games this season. He made his mark on the Cavs' championship run with a memorable four-point play in Game 7 against the Golden State Warriors.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin contributed to this report.