Ex-NBA Player Charged with Leaving Florida Crash Scene

December 15, 2011

Retired NBA point guard Kenny Anderson has been charged in South Florida with leaving the scene of an accident, police said.

Anderson, 41, was arrested late Sunday after crashing into two trees and walking away, Miramar police said in a report. He was briefly jailed before posting bond. No home phone number was listed for Anderson.

Anderson left a bar before crashing his SUV and a Pembroke Pines police officer went to his home and advised him to return to the scene, the report said. Anderson later told police that a blown tire caused him to lose control. The report said all four tires were blown out and the rims were bent.

Anderson’s breath smelled of alcohol and his speech was slurred, the police report said. Anderson also said he had a few drinks before the crash.

Anderson was not charged with driving under the influence, a Miramar police spokeswoman said.

“And because he went home, it’s difficult to prove that he was over the legal limit when he was driving,” police spokeswoman Tania Rues told The South Florida Sun Sentinel Tuesday.

Picked No. 2 overall by the New Jersey Nets in the 1991 draft out of Georgia Tech, Anderson played 14 seasons in the NBA. The 6-foot guard averaged 12.6 points and 6.1 assists for eight teams.

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