Dwight Howard Got Pulled Over And His Car Got Impounded The Night The Hawks Got Eliminated From The Playoffs
TheSportingNews- The end of the season for Dwight Howard went from bad to worse after he found himself in legal trouble.
Hours after the Hawks were bounced from the NBA playoffs by the Wizards in Game 6, Howard was pulled over early April 29 by police in Dunwoody, Ga., for speeding. The officer discovered Howard had been driving on a suspended registration and without insurance and had his car towed, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.
When Howard was told that he came up as flagged for not having insurance and a suspended registration, the Hawks big man seemed "confused" and insisted he had insurance, according to the police report. But Howard was unable to present an insurance card to the officer.
Howard was issued a citation for not having insurance and received a verbal warning for speeding, even though he was going 95 mph in a 65 mph zone.
His car, a 2016 Audi Rs7, was impounded. The Hawks declined comment about the incident.
Is it wrong to think that the officer that pulled over Dwight Howard didn't have his car impounded because he was without just about every piece of paperwork necessary to legally operate a motor vehicle, but because he truly believed he was too dumb to have it? I'm sure there is some type of protocol that calls for seizing the car when the person behind the wheel stares back blankly when asked for their license, registration, and insurance, but I picture this cop taking his keys from him like a concerned mother. Almost as if it wasn't the obvious infractions that made him call the tow company, but the idea that he didn't trust the moron stupid enough to commit those infractions with getting home safely. Considering he went un-ticketed for going 30 MPH over the speed limit, I'm inclined to believe he pitied the idiot who was whipping around in a flashy car with no way to identify it as his own while making enough money to charter a private jet to every single home game.
After all, if he wanted to be a dick he could have arrested him and if he wanted to give him NBA player privilege he could have let him off completely. Instead he deemed the best punishment was to basically put him in vehicular timeout. To put this in terms Dwight Howard would understand, the candy jar was locked away for the benefit of the overgrown child that was too unsubtle to not get caught with his hand in seconds before sitting down for dinner. Getting knockout out of the playoffs in the first round only to immediately end up in legal trouble is the most "Dwight Howard" ending to a season of all time, but - unlike that officer - I can't feel bad for the person that brings all this crap upon himself. Oh well, at least he finally got posted up. Too bad it was on the side of the highway without his own means of transportation.