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Suns broadcaster arrested on suspicion of DUI

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PHOENIX -

A legend on the basketball court and a familiar face on TV -- now a different look for former Phoenix Suns star Tom Chambers -- posing for a mug shot after his arrest for drunk driving.

Swerving in and out of lanes, acting belligerent with police.  That's what officers say happened when they encountered Chambers Saturday night.

On Monday night, the broadcaster was in the booth as the Suns took on the L.A. Lakers, but last Saturday, it was a much different Chambers posing for the booking photo after Scottsdale Police pulled him over on suspicion of DUI.

The 54-year-old was stopped on Scottsdale Road in far north Scottsdale around 9:45 p.m. after an officer saw him swerving into a bike lane.

According to the police report, Chambers admitted to drinking a few beers at the Arizona State University - Stanford game.

Scottsdale officers say Chambers was belligerent and yelling -- at one point saying, "After all I do for Scottsdale PD."

When authorities searched Chambers' pickup truck, they found two open beer cans.

The report states Chambers had blood shot, watery eyes, but he refused to take any field sobriety tests.

He was booked and released after his blood was drawn.  The results of his blood test have not come back.

Statements from Suns President, Jason Rowley, and Tom Chambers:

Suns President, Jason Rowley:
"We are aware of the report that Tom was stopped by Scottsdale police on Saturday evening. Driving under the influence is a serious matter. However, the legal process is ongoing and we will have no further comment at this time."

Suns broadcaster, Tom Chambers:
"I take my role as a representative with the Suns very seriously and have always held myself to a high standard. I want to apologize to the Phoenix Suns and its fans for the negative attention this incident has brought upon the organization."

Chambers was a four-time all-star forward in a 16-year career that ended in 1997. He played for the Suns from 1988-1993 and helped Phoenix reach the NBA Finals in 1993. He now works as a studio host for Suns' televised games.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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