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Former UF basketball star Speights faces DUI charge in Tampa

TAMPA — Marreese Speights, a former University of Florida and Gibbs High School basketball star, was arrested Tuesday morning on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence, according to records.

Speights, who had just hours earlier turned 27, was arrested at 3:31 a.m. near W Kennedy Boulevard and S MacDill Avenue.

Speights, who is from St. Petersburg, also played at Admiral Farragut Academy. He left UF early for the NBA, where he played for the Philadelphia 76ers, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Cleveland Cavaliers before signing with the Golden State Warriors last year.

According to Hillsborough County Jail records, his blood-alcohol level was tested at both .103 and .106. State law presumes impairment at .08.

He was released from the jail after posting $500 bail.

Former UF basketball star Speights faces DUI charge in Tampa 08/05/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 9:55pm]

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