Barkley’s Sucky DUI Excuse

In terms of excuses for driving drunk, Charles Barkley may have the rest of the world licked.

The 45-year-old former Phoenix Suns and Philadelphia 76ers basketball star, who was arrested on DUI charges in Scottsdale, Arizona, early Wednesday, told cops that he was on his way to receive oral sex at the time of the arrest, according to AZ Central.

Barkley’s black Infinity SUV was pulled over around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when it rolled through a stop sign at approximately 10 miles per hour. After admitting that he’d had a “couple” of drinks and failing a field sobriety test, Barkley—who’s been entertaining the notion of running for governor of Alabama—was brought in for processing at the East Valley DUI Taskforce command post.

At which point he told police, “I was going to drive around the corner and get [oral sex].” Barkley went on to tell cops that he had received oral favors from the same unnamed woman last week.

The NBA legend, nicknamed Sir Charles, then told a civilian employee that he would “tattoo your name on my a**” if it would help him get out of the DUI charges.

Barkley had spent approximately three hours at Dirty Pretty Rock Bar with a large group of people prior to the arrest. He refused a breathalyzer test. Guess he’d rather leave blowing duties to others.

Results of the Round Mound of Rebound’s blood test are expected to be available next week.