Over prosecutors’ objections, the former Denver Nugget was sentenced to probation rather than jail last year and ordered to remain sober.
Probation officials issued a summons last week ordering Lawson to appear in court March 22 to respond to their allegations.
On Monday, TMZ Sports reported that Lawson was partying with teammates Ben Mc Lemore and Willie Cauley-Stein and boxer Adrien Broner at a Las Vegas nightclub the night before, sharing video In July 2015, he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
It was the fourth such occurrence dating back to his time with the North Carolina Tar Heels.
This is coming straight from Lawson, so sources don't get much more credible than that.
Lawson is still a free agent and is coming off a strong year with the Kings as the backup point guard behind Darren Collison.
Basketball Insiders' Alex Kennedy noted that no part of Lawson's contract is guaranteed, so the Kings wouldn't incur any financial hit if they released him.Lawson has several driving incidents on his record, but the one for which he’d receive probation took place on Jan. At the time, the 5’11" Lawson was the Nuggets’ leading scorer and regarded as one of the NBA’s better point guards. Through Lawson’s drunken appearance, slurred speech and strong odor of alcohol, officers quickly determined that Lawson was intoxicated.Lawson admitted to officers he had consumed alcohol that evening, and then failed a roadside sobriety test.The Kings are scheduled to host the Bucks that night.A judge will decide then whether Lawson’s probation should be revoked and whether he should be sentenced to jail instead.Before he was sentenced, Lawson completed a court-ordered 30-day residential treatment program at Cliffside Malibu, a celebrity rehabilitation center in California.