Valanciunas charged with drunk driving


Toronto Raptors’ center Jonas Valanciunas (211 cm) has been charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI). The second-year player from Lithuania is charged with having greater than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood and is to appear in court in nearby Collingwoodon April 22.

The 21-year-old Valanciunas has been averaging 11.0 ppg and 8.6 rpg so far this season for the Raptors. The team gave this statement following the news of their player’s arrest:

“We take this matter very seriously,” said the NBA team, “as we have the highest expectations for all members of our organization. At this time we are continuing to gather information and we will comment further when appropriate.”

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