Former NBA player arrested for DUI suspicions

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Former NBA player and head coach Derek Fisher, 42, and a passenger are uninjured following an accident that left them in an overturned vehicle early Sunday morning. Following the accident, Fisher was arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Gloria Govan, known for appearing on the reality show “Basketball Wives,” was in the 2015 Cadillac with Fisher when the accident occurred.

According to reports, Fisher was traveling on U.S. 101 in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles when he drifted to the right and went up onto the shoulder as he approached an interchange. The vehicle hit the shoulder’s concrete curb and guardrail, flipping it. The Cadillac came to rest on its roof, then remained on the highway, blocking two northbound lanes of traffic, the CHP said.

According to reports, officers discovered Fisher had been drinking. He was arrested on suspicions of driving under the influence of alcohol after a DUI test, Highway Patrol officials said.

Fisher was in the NBA for 18 seasons, playing for the Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Lakers. He won five titles with the Lakers.

Between 2014 and 2016, Fisher was the head coach of the New York Knicks. He was fired in his second season as coach.

Govan was previously married to NBA player Matt Barnes, a former teammate of Fisher’s on the Los Angeles Lakers. Fisher and Govan have reportedly been dating since Oct. 2015.  The relationship was reportedly cause, at least in part, of a feud between Fisher and Barnes.

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