Charles Barkley arrested on suspicion of DUI?

Barkley_mug_entblog_photo33 Looks like retired basketball star and Olympic gold-medal winner Charles Barkley started celebrating New Year's Eve a little early.

And maybe a little too hard.

According to Associated Press, the basketball star -- named as one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history --  was popped in Arizona last night on suspicion of DUI.

He was stopped at - are you ready - a DUI checkpoint! Geez.

His blood was tested on the scene. Barkley was later released and went home in a taxi.

You can check out photos from the arrest scene over at TMZ.

And from the looks of this mugshot, he was definitely sweating the whole ordeal.

You may remember that, throughout his career, Barkley was vocal about how sports stars should not be considered role models.

You got that right, Chuck!

 

Photo credit: Gilbert Police Department / Associated Press