Amar'e Stoudemire's Mom Arrested -- Again
As the Phoenix Suns are in the process of trying to win the NBA Western Conference Championship, the mother of Suns star Amar'e Stoudemire has been arrested -- again.
Carrie Mae Stoudemire was stopped by Scottsdale police on Saturday for driving her Lincoln Navigator erratically on Shea Boulevard.
According to court documents uncovered by TMZ, the elder Stoudemire was handcuffed by police after refusing to take a field-sobriety test just before a Bentley arrived on the scene.
Two "incredibly tall men" got out of the car, and the officer on scene recognized one of the men as Carrie Stoudemire's son, Amar'e.
Once he was at the scene of the stop, Carrie Mae started kicking the cop car and yelled for Amar'e to "get a lawyer," the documents say.
The officers then asked Amar'e to leave the scene because he was causing his mother to "act out."
Stoudemire complied with the officers' orders, and his mother was then booked for speeding, failure to drive in a single lane, and operating a vehicle without a court-ordered breathalyzer ignition interlock device.
Of course, this wasn't Carrie Stoudemire's first brush with the law as a result of alcohol.
In 2006, New Times ran a feature story about Stoudemire's legal woes. Check it out here.
At the time, Carrie Mae was facing up to four years in prison for a 2003 felony DUI conviction.
That conviction aside, Stoudemire has been in and out of jail dozens of times on various drug, alcohol, and prostitution charges.
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