New Pacers’ center Jordan Hill was driving in excess of 100 mph on a Georgia highway and was arrested for reckless driving on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.
Here is footage from the police dashboard video camera, via WSB in Atlanta.
According to the police report, Hill was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon. A police officer from Alpharetta, Georgia, wrote that Hill explained he was “in a hurry.”
Reckless driving in Georgia is a misdemeanor, and while he could get a $1,000 fine and a year in jail, this is not going to come to that.
Pacers’ president Larry Bird released a statement.
Expect either the league or the team (or both) to give some kind of punishment to Hill, likely a short suspension at the start of the season.
Hill averaged 12.0 points and 7.9 rebounds a game for the Lakers last season, and signed a one-year, $4 million deal with Indiana to replace Roy Hibbert at the center spot. (Hibbert is now with the Lakers.)