Tampa Bay Lightning F Ryan Malone was arrested last night for DUI and possession of cocaine. Malone hit a curb on S Howard and was stopped for a routine traffic stop.
Here is the report from the Tampa Police Department:
Tampa Police Officer Visser was on patrol when he observed the driver
of a 2014 Chevrolet Suburban make a left turn from the center lane at S.
Armenia at W. Platt St. The driver then struck a curb at S. Howard Ave & W.
Platt Street. Officer Visser conducted a traffic stop and came in contact with
the driver. The driver exited from his vehicle and the officer noted an odor
of alcoholic beverages emitting from the driver’s breath. Officer Visser began
to conduct a DUI investigation. The driver refused to take field sobriety
tests and he was subsequently arrested for DUI. A search incident to arrest
revealed 1.3 grams of cocaine in the drivers right rear pocket. The driver was
transported to CBT where he submitted to a breath test. The results were .112
& .116. The driver was charged with DUI and possession of cocaine. The
Chevrolet Suburban was police impounded.
Malone has since made his bond of $2,500 and has been released.