Former Maryland and NBA star Steve Francis has been charged with felony retaliation after prosecutors say he threatened to assault a police officer during a traffic stop in Houston on Saturday.
Francis also faces a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charge, according to court records.
TMZ, which first reported Francis’ arrest, said he was stopped for driving 85 mph in a 60 mph zone at about 11:20 p.m.
After being stopped, police said Francis smelled of alcohol and refused to take a field sobriety test. Police said Francis was uncooperative and more officers were called in. TMZ reported that Francis vowed “revenge” against the police.