Apparently, if you get arrested for DUI enough, the courts can order you to have all your cars equipped with a device that acts like an on-board breathalyzer every time you get behind the wheel. We don’t know all the details of WHY Amare Stoudemire’s mother, Carrie, is required to have one on her cars, but apparently driving a rental car without one is a no-no.
The mother of Phoenix Suns forward Amare Stoudemire was arrested Saturday by Scottsdale, Ariz. police for operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device. The device acts as a breathalyzer and is designed to prevent people who are legally drunk from driving. According to a police report, Carrie Stoudemire, 54, was stopped Saturday at 3:15 p.m. by an officer who noticed that her Lincoln Navigator was cruising at 60 miles per hour while straddling two lanes.
The officer pulled Stoudemire over and noticed that her license indicated “Interlock device required.” But the device was not on that particular vehicle, the report says. Carrie Stoudemmire stated, “I’m not drunk, I’m on the way to my alcohol class now,” but the officer said her eyes were “watery and glassy.”
After the officer returned to his patrol car, Stoudemire became indignant and began honking her horn, says the report. She refused to take any of the sobriety tests, crossed her arms, and stated, “Arrest me then if you have enough.”