Lakers’ Devin Ebanks arrested on DUI suspicion

Lakers reserve forward Devin Ebanks was arrested on suspicion of DUI in the Hollywood area early Friday morning, according to California Highway Patrol public information officer Saul Gomez.

Ebanks, 23, was pulled over at 2:32 a.m. on the intersection between Hollywood Blvd. and El Centro Ave. by California Highway Patrol officers and booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center at 3:44 a.m

Ebanks was released later Friday morning after posting $5,000 bail. On Ebanks’ Twitter account, a post Thursday afternoon encouraged his followers to celebrate a woman’s birthday Thursday night at Roxbury night club near Hollywood.

Ebanks was pulled over because of an unspecified traffic violation, said Gomez. Officers then suspected Ebanks of being under the influence of alcohol.

The Lakers (1-4) host the Golden State Warriors (3-2) tonight at Staples Center.

Ebanks also had another incident involving law enforcement.

Prosecutors declined to file charges against him last December after a woman alleged Ebanks sexually assaulted her three months earlier.

Ebanks, re-signed with the Lakers last August for one year for $1.4 million, is averaging 2.5 points this season. Ebanks first joined the Lakers after being selected from West Virginia in the second round of the 2010 NBA draft.

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  • FredJ

    Well, there’s part of the Lakers problem. Why is a role player on a struggling 1-4 team and who’s battling for minutes partying until 2:30 on a game night?