Kentavious Caldwell-Pope expected to start for the Detroit Pistons

Mar 19, 2017; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (5) drives to the basket during the third quarter as Phoenix Suns forward Derrick Jones Jr. (10) defends at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 19, 2017; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (5) drives to the basket during the third quarter as Phoenix Suns forward Derrick Jones Jr. (10) defends at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports /
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Two days after being arrested on suspicion for DUI by Auburn Hills Police, guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is expected to start for the Detroit Pistons.

As first reported by Detroit’s Local 4 NBC affiliate, Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Auburn Hills, Michigan, early on the morning of March 30th. He was pulled over going 45 m.p.h. in a 25 zone, and upon approaching Caldwell-Pope’s vehicle the officer smelled alcohol.

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Caldwell-Pope was put through field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested. He was issued a ticket for DUI after a Breathalyzer test at the Auburn Hills police station registered a blood-alcohol content level of 0.08, which is the state of Michigan’s legal limit.

Caldwell-Pope played the night of the incident in question in the Pistons’ close win over the Brooklyn Nets, but that doesn’t mean that he’ll go undisciplined. Having been arrested for DUI means that he’ll be subject to the NBA’s substance abuse policy.

As a result, he’ll be suspended next season, most likely for two games at the beginning of the 2017-18 season. As mentioned by Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, former Piston Greg Monroe was suspended for two games at the start of the 2014-15 season for pleading guilty to driving while impaired.

Whether the team plans on taking further disciplinary steps regarding the third-year guard, who will become a restricted free agent this summer, remains to be seen.

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Per Aaron McMann of MLive, Caldwell-Pope is expected to start tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks.