The Washington Post reports that former National Basketball Association guard Kenny Anderson has been charged with leaving the scene of a South Florida car accident.
Police report that the crash occurred after Mr. Anderson had left a bar and crashed his SUV into two trees. He then walked away from the accident scene. Police went to his home and requested that he return to the scene of the accident. Anderson contended that a blown tire caused him to lose control of his vehicle. The police found that all four tires were blown out and the rims were damaged.
The authorities indicate that his speech was slurred and that his breath smelled of alcohol. Anderson admitted to having some drinks before the car accident. Police say he was not charged with DUI as he had gone home and it would have been difficult to prove he was impaired while driving at the time of the accident.
Kenny Anderson was the selected by the New Jersey Nets with the second overall draft pick in the the 1991 draft. He played college basketball for Georgia Tech. He played for 8 teams for 14 years in the NBA, averaging 12.6 points and 6.1 assists.