Former NBA player Delonte West was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly resisting arrest after banging on doors at a police department while intoxicated, according to Scott Sutton of WPTV.
West, 38, was arrested in Boynton Beach, Florida. West reportedly started banging on glass doors at the Boynton Beach police department lobby. West was also yelling obscenities and carrying two open containers of alcohol, according to the police report.
West reportedly walked away from police. He was ordered to place his alcohol containers on the ground. West complied with that order, but then moved his hands to his waistband. An officer pulled out a Taser. At that point, West cooperated. He reportedly "continued to be belligerent and screaming profanities and obscure rants" when placed in the police car, according to the report.
Police said West smelled of alcohol and was slurring his speech. He was charged with "resisting an officer without violence, disorderly intoxication and having an open container," according to WPTV.
West was reportedly released on bail Wednesday morning.
Delonte West went to rehab in 2020
The arrest is a troubling development for West, who entered rehab in 2020. West was involved in two disturbing videos in 2020. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban got involved, and made sure West went to rehab. Cuban shared encouraging updates on West's recovery.
In January, West got a job working at his rehab center.