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    Police cite Adams for DUI

    Hassan Adams
    Hassan Adams

    After a tough loss against the Washington Huskies Saturday afternoon, 21-year-old senior guard Hassan Adams was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Sunday morning.

    Adams was pulled over around 12:25 a.m. for going 10 mph above the speed limit near North Park Avenue and East Sixth Street, said Sgt. Decio Hopffer, Tucson Police Department spokesman.

    “”He showed signs of being under the influence, and a DUI investigation followed,”” Hopffer said.

    The athletic department kept mum on the events of the day, preferring to withhold comment until the normal media day, with a press conference scheduled for 2:15 p.m. today.

    “”We are aware of the situation with Hassan Adams,”” said Arizona athletic director Jim Livengood in a statement to the press. “”I’ve spoken with head coach Lute Olson and we’ve decided to delay any further comment, or provide any reaction, until (today).””

    Adams was charged with one count of driving under the influence and one count of driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content over .08, which is the legal limit.

    Two Breathalyzer tests showed Adams had a BAC of .121 and .124 respectively, Hopffer said.

    Adams was also cited for speeding. He was in the car with two other men and a woman and was released to the woman, who then drove because she had not been drinking, Hopffer said.

    Adams’ court date is set for March 15, which is a day before the men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament begins.

    Depending on the circumstance, a DUI charge could result in mandatory jail time, fines, fees and assessments, probation and suspension of the person’s driver’s license.

    Adams, who was suffering from a sore shoulder during Saturday’s game, attempted and missed the final 3-point attempt. Washington won 70-67.

    Adams is the third-leading scorer in the Pacific 10 Conference and the Wildcats’ team captain.

    Arizona assistant head coach Josh Pastner had no comment about the situation, but referred reporters to associate head coach Jim Rosborough, who could not be reached for comment last night.

    Adams has already had a run-in with the law this season and awaits his April 13 court date for a December charge of disturbing the peace.

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