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Coco Crisp was being followed by “secret service” at time of DUI arrest

Mar 4, 2011, 5:07 PM EDT

Coco Crisp mugshot

TMZ and the Arizona Republic have a more details on Coco Crisp‘s DUI arrest earlier this week, including that the police report notes he answered “secret service” when asked if he knew who was driving the other car on the road with him that also pulled over when the sirens flashed.

Crisp told police “there were some issues with some people so the secret service was providing security.” Turns out they were actually just a private, personal security force, in which case he ought to ask for a refund on whatever he paid them after they allowed him to get in his car and drive with a blood-alcohol level of .13, which is well over the legal limit of .08 in Arizona.

It’s unclear why Crisp would need private security, but according to police two men in a Dodge pickup truck followed Crisp at 2:15 a.m., staying about six car lengths behind his Rolls Royce until pulling over alongside him during the traffic stop. Police said Crisp’s car smelled of alcohol and he was cited for driving with an expired license in addition to the DUI.

  1. cur68 - Mar 4, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    That security firm needs to issue Coco a refund. Who were these guys, Blackwater? Not a particularly good moment for them as a security detail, that’s for sure.

    • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Mar 4, 2011 at 5:23 PM

      You mean Xe?

      • cur68 - Mar 4, 2011 at 5:26 PM

        Hmmm…ok, I’ll bite. What does xenon have to do with this?

      • yankeesgameday - Mar 4, 2011 at 5:47 PM

        Blackwater changed their corporate name to Xe two or three years ago in an attempt to change their public image.

      • cur68 - Mar 4, 2011 at 6:15 PM

        Ahhh…as a Canadian I reserve the right to remain out of date with most information excepting beavers.

      • Old Gator - Mar 5, 2011 at 1:22 PM

        So Canadian, in fact, that he considers information from the Pleistocene an update.

    • cur68 - Mar 5, 2011 at 9:47 PM

      All beaver news is good news. You and spud return Romero’s porshe to him yet?

      • Old Gator - Mar 5, 2011 at 11:42 PM

        Beaver that ancient may even be running behind Buck Brown’s granny from Playboy. Watching Harold and Maude again, are we?

  2. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Mar 4, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    Comments poll:

    If you think Mr. Crisp is awesome, click thumbs up.
    If you think Mr. Crisp is SUPER awesome, click thumbs down.

    • indaburg - Mar 5, 2011 at 7:51 AM

      I would have voted if I had an option for “Coco Crisp is winning.”

  3. yankeesfanlen - Mar 4, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Better Xe than aliens, I think.

  4. king3319 - Mar 4, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    You’ve got to be kiddin “secret service” talk about an ego!! Lol after that’s happened with athletes and booze you’d think they’d wise a f’n taxi or if your image is that much and you’ve got money for a security detail hire a damn limo you f’n prima dona!!!

  5. gonabnow - Mar 4, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Nobody asks the obvious, why is this moron driving his own Rolls Royce… he’s missing the point of the ride…

  6. Glenn - Mar 4, 2011 at 8:01 PM

    What kind of moron hires two guys to drive behind him while he drives drunk in a Rolls Royce?

  7. almaellis - Mar 5, 2011 at 12:11 AM

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  8. stairwayto7 - Mar 5, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Coco looks like we was “wakign and baking” and coming from Van Buren!

  9. db105 - Mar 5, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    Way to keep a low profile by driving a Rolls Royce! If you’re going to drink and drive you might not want to draw extra attention.

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