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Melo is sorry for DUI but now cops are in hot water

Carmelo Anthony, Baltimore's own, was picked up for DUI in the wee hours yesterday after weaving in traffic and failing to dim his lights. Today, the Denver Nuggets' star apologized reading from a brief statement.

But as the news unravels, it's some Denver police who could wind up in trouble for giving what some may construe as preferential treatment.

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According to news reports, when a person is picked up for DUI in Denver, there is a procedure which involves either taking that person to a local medical center detoxification area or turning the arrested person over to the custody of a sober, responsible party. Well, Anthony was taken for a blood test (results pending) but when the police notified Anthony's fiancee, she refused to come for him. So a police sargeant drove Anthony back to his hotel, the Ritz-Carlton, and another policeman drove his silver Mercedes to a police parking lot for safe keeping.

Now it's the police who are answering questions about special strokes for special folks.

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