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Kings' Player Facing DUI Charge



    Kings' Player Facing DUI Charge
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    CHICAGO - DECEMBER 09: Tim Thomas #2 of the New York Knicks posts up against Andres Nocioni #5 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on December 9, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

     Sacramento Kings player Andres Nocioni has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, police said.

    Police Sgt. Norm Leong said Nocioni was stopped while driving in downtown Sacramento at about 2 a.m. Thursday.

    Leong said Nocioni's vehicle was seen weaving and an officer smelled the odor of alcohol on Nocioni's breath.

    Nocioni was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher. Bail was set at 1,482.

    He is set to appear in court on Monday.

    Nocioni scored 14 points Wednesday night in the Kings' loss 113-105 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Arco Arena.

    Nocioni, a 29-year-old forward from Argentina, has scored an average 9.8 points per game so far this season.

    Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department

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