HOUSTON - Former Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic player Steve Francis, 39, was arrested Saturday evening for a DWI.
Francis was stopped by a Precinct 5 deputy around 11:20 p.m. for speeding. He was reportedly traveling 88 mph in a 65 mph zone.
The deputy smelled alcohol and reported that Francis was belligerent. Three additional deputies were called to the scene and tried to get Francis to park his vehicle in a parking lot but he was uncooperative.
There was no physical confrontation but deputies said Francis did refuse a field sobriety test. He was arrested and was taken downtown without incident.
He is being charged with DWI, possession of marijuana and retaliation. There is no word on why Francis is being charged with retaliation.