A former NBA player who had a short stint with the Clippers was arrested this weekend on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs after he was pulled over by Glendale police for allegedly speeding.
Police on Sunday stopped LeRon Ellis — who played three seasons in the NBA in the 1990s — in his 2007 Chrysler 300 sedan about 11:31 p.m. at San Fernando Road and Goodwin Avenue in Los Angeles after he was spotted driving 50 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to Glendale police. His license plate lamplight also wasn't working, which was a violation, police said.
Ellis, who officers said appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance, was asked to perform several field sobriety tests, Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
Ellis, 43, of Glendale, was arrested a short time later, as was his passenger, Daniel Lingua, 43, of Los Angeles, who had a vial of cocaine in his pants pocket, according to police.