Nuggets star’s brother Porter Jr. arrested after fatal accident

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DENVER (AP) — University of Denver basketball player Coban Porter, the brother of Denver Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr., smelled of alcohol and spoke slurredly when he was arrested following a fatal accident in Denver, police said in a released court document Monday.

Porter drove east through a red light at about 80 mph and struck a northbound vehicle at an intersection, killing the driver, near the University of Denver early Sunday morning, according to the statement. cause. plausible. The passenger was also injured, he added.

When questioned by police, Porter displayed “bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech and muttering, and the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath” and wore a “BudLight” paper bracelet. his left wrist, according to the statement.

Porter was arrested on suspicion of murder while operating a motor vehicle and was released from prison Sunday afternoon after his brother posted $2,000 bail, court records show. Michael Porter Jr. missed Sunday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Denver for “personal reasons.”

Court records did not indicate whether Porter still had an attorney.

In a statement, the University of Denver expressed its condolences.

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