DeAndre Bembry
DeAndre Bembry was arrested on Friday morning. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Hawks guard DeAndre Bembry was arrested Friday on charges of reckless driving and speeding, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

About 12:20 a.m., Atlanta police saw a purple Dodge Charger driven by small forward DeAndre’ Bembry “traveling at a high rate of speed south of Buford Highway” along with another car, Officer Donald Hannah said.

Both vehicles were changing lanes and appeared to be racing each other as they traveled on I-85 approaching the Buford Highway exit at speeds visually estimated to be close to 150 mph in a 55-mph speed limit zone,” he said.

DeAndre Bembry was caught driving in excess of 150 mph in a 55 mph zone, police said, and it’s suspected that him and another driver were drag racing when caught.

Police caught Bembry speeding in the 1900 block of Piedmont Circle, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His car was impounded, and he was released from the Atlanta City Detention Center on a cash bond shortly afterwards.

The Hawks are listing Bembry as probable to play in the team’s home game against Detroit on Sunday afternoon. In 18 games with Atlanta this season, he’s averaged 4.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists.

Bembry is in his second season with the Hawks, appearing in 38 games on the season last year. He was drafted by the team No. 21 overall in 2016.


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