PJ Tucker: “I Take Full Responsibility for My Actions”

Posted by: The Lush Crush on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 Category Smashed-letes

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Last week, it was revealed that Phoenix Suns player PJ Tucker was arrested for a “super extreme” DUI in Scottsdale, Arizona. A “super extreme” DUI is when your blood alcohol concentration exceeds .20 percent and often comes with harsher consequences.

Tucker’s BAC was .222 percent at the time of his arrest and sources are revealing that the Suns forward will be serving three days in jail and 11 days of house arrest. Usually, a “super extreme” DUI results in 45 days in jail. However, with the help of his attorneys Melanie Beauchamp and Martha Neese, Tucker has agreed to use an ignition interlock device for 18 months in exchange for a reduced jail sentence. Additionally, Tucker must may $2,750 in fines.

Tucker issued the following statement to his fans, sharing his remorse over the incident:

“I would like to express my gratitude to the people of Phoenix for their love and support during my time as a Phoenix Sun. Thank you to the Phoenix Suns organization for supporting me throughout this difficult time. And, of course my wife Tracey, family and friends, who just keep loving me. I cannot express how much I appreciate and value the many blessings that I have been given – love and abundance that I never imagined. I am truly blessed. I am so grateful that no one was hurt as a result of my choice to drive impaired.

“I am truly sorry and I take fully responsibility for my actions. No excuses. It is now my responsibility to examine my life and make the changes necessary to ensure this never happens again. That process has begun and will continue with the love and support of my family, friends and, of course, the amazing Phoenix Suns.

“There is both a lesson and an opportunity in this experience: I learned the lesson the hard way – the opportunity is to ensure others don’t.

“The good that resulted from making this mistake is realizing people’s capacity to forgive. Thank you all so much for the love and forgiveness that I have received throughout this time.

I will not let you down. Thank you.”

Source: AZ Central


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