Carter was stopped near downtown Minneapolis by officers who
noticed him driving erratically about 2:17 a.m., police spokesman
Ron Reier said.
Carter failed field sobriety tests and eventually tested at 0.17
blood alcohol content, above Minnesota's 0.08 limit for driving,
He was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor drunken driving, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. Because Carter had a previous DWI in California within the last
10 years, he faces a gross misdemeanor charge, Reier said.
He was held Friday in the Hennepin County jail.
Carter, a point guard who has started occasionally, is averaging
3.6 points and 2.4 assists per game.He issued a statement through
his attorney, apologizing to the organization and owner Glen Taylor
"I want to minimize the distraction that this incident may
cause my teammates and understand that this is my responsibility to
deal with," Carter said.
Vice president Kevin McHale, in a statement issued by the team,
said disciplinary action will be determined once details are made
clear through the legal system.
"We are extremely disappointed in Anthony Carter's actions last
night," McHale said. "The Minnesota Timberwolves do not condone
this type of behavior or any actions that negatively impact our