Jalen Rose Ticketed in Clawson Hours After Drunken Driving Sentencing
Former pro basketball player was driving 21 miles per hour over the speed limit Wednesday night, police say.
Former U-M and NBA basketball star Jalen Rose was ticketed for speeding in Clawson on Wednesday – just hours after a judge sentenced him to 20 days in jail for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in West Bloomfield.
Clawson Police Chief Harry Anderson said Rose was stopped on Main Street near LePla around 9 p.m. for driving 46 miles per hour in an area where the speed limit is 25. However, Rose was only ticketed for going 10 over the speed limit. Rose was cooperative with the officer, Anderson said.
Rose, an ESPN analyst, faces a $125 fine and possibly two points on his license for the speeding ticket, according to 52-4 District Court.
Earlier Wednesday in 48th District Court in Bloomfield Hills, Judge Kimberly Small ordered Rose to spend 20 days in jail and serve one year of probation.
During his probation period, Small ordered Rose not to use alcohol or drugs and to complete an alcohol awareness program and attend alcohol impact sessions with the victims and survivors of drunken driving incidents. He was also ordered to pay a $300 fine.
Rose told Small in court, “I have no one to blame but myself,” and said after sentencing that he felt apologetic. “I never plea bargained,” Rose said. “I know I let a lot of people down … let it be a lesson for other drivers.”
Rose, 38, was arrested early in the morning March 11 after crashing his Cadillac Escalade on Walnut Lake Road, west of Middlebelt Road. No one was injured in the single-vehicle crash that included one passenger.
Rose registered a 0.08 percent on a roadside Breathalyzer, which is the legal limit to be considered drunken driving. A later blood test showed a blood alcohol content level of 0.12 percent.
Rose pleaded guilty May 25 to a single count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, a 93-day misdemeanor. Small said it was Rose’s first offense.
– Tim Rath contributed to this report.