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Amare Stoudemire's mother arrested for failing to have ignition interlock device

May 19, 2010 | 11:10 am


When it comes to trash talking, the Lakers and their fans will have plenty of material Wednesday night for Game 2 to throw at Phoenix forward Amare Stoudemire.

Stoudemire simply chalked up Odom's 19 points and playoff career-high 19 rebounds in the Lakers' Game 1 128-107 victory over Phoenix as simply a "lucky game." He fired fighting words over to Odom, despite constantly getting burned on defense. And Stoudemire's mom, The Arizona Republic has reported, was arrested Saturday for failing to have the ignition interlock device on her car. The Arizona Republic's Ofelia Madrid writes that "Carrie Stoudemire's Lincoln Navigator was straddling two lanes eastbound Shea Boulevard at about 60 mph, police said. Stoudemire told the officer that she wasn't aware that she needed to have an ignition interlock device on all of her vehicles and that the Navigator was rented." 

The report then mentions that Carrie Stoudemire refused to take a field sobriety test, was charged with speeding, operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device and failure to drive in a single lane and has had various incidents involving law enforcement, ranging from drug possession to prostitution.

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Phoenix power forward Amare Stoudemire blocks a shot by Lakers forward Lamar Odom in the fourth quarter of Game 1 on Monday night. Odom finished with 19 points and 19 rebounds in the win. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times