Former Los Angeles Laker Norm Nixon was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol near the Marina Freeway (State Route 90) Monday night, March 16th, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
Highway patrol officers saw a black Ferrari traveling southbound on Lincoln Boulevard without a front license plate at about 11:40 p.m. and conducted a traffic stop on Mindanao Way in Del Rey.
Officers contacted the driver and said they noticed an odor of alcohol emitting from the vehicle. The driver, identified as Nixon, was administered a field sobriety test and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol, according to a CHP report. The report did not release the results of the sobriety test.
Nixon was arrested by CHP officers and booked at the Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys station. He was released on $5,000 bail, according to the report.
Nixon was selected in the 1977 NBA draft and played six seasons with the Lakers, winning NBA championships in 1980 and 1982. He was traded to the then San Diego Clippers prior to the 1983-84 season, and after playing with the team for four seasons, he retired from the NBA in 1989.