Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard was pulled over for speeding in the early morning hours of April 28 — the same day as the Hawks’ series-ending Game 6 loss to the Washington Wizards in the first round.
Howard was going 95 mph in a 65 mph zone, prompting Dunwoody, Georgia, police to pull him over, according to the police report obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Upon questioning Howard, police learned the Hawks center was driving on a suspended registration and without insurance.
Howard was ticketed for lack of insurance, given a verbal warning for speeding and had his car towed.
The Hawks were eliminated 115-99 in a game that tipped off less than 18 hours after Howard’s incident.
An Atlanta native, Howard had nine points and seven rebounds over 23 minutes — the fewest minutes by any of the Hawks’ starters in Game 6.
For the series, Howard averaged just eight points and 10.7 rebounds in 26.2 minutes.