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Police: Derrick Rose passenger when friend arrested for DUI

Randall Hampt(left) Derrick Rose celebrate Simewinning state championship 2006. Rose's longtime friend was arrested for DUI Friday Los Angeles. Rose

Randall Hampton (left) and Derrick Rose celebrate Simeon winning the state championship in 2006. Rose's longtime friend was arrested for a DUI on Friday in Los Angeles. Rose was a passenger in the car, police said.

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Updated: November 23, 2011 8:05AM



Randall Hampton, a close friend of Bulls guard Derrick Rose, was arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles early Friday morning, and Rose was a passenger in the car, police said.

The NBA MVP was with Hampton in a black BMW when police pulled them over at 2 a.m, police confirmed to the Chicago Sun-Times. Hampton was arrested after a field sobriety test, while Rose was free to go, according to TMZ, which first reported Hampton’s arrest.

A TMZ video shows a glum looking Rose standing in a police station lobby, briefly looking at his cell phone.

He then walks out of the station alone, onto a dark and otherwise empty street and ignores questions from the TMZ videographer, who asks Rose for a comment.

Hampton and Rose’s friendship goes back to childhood, when the two played basketball for Simeon. Hampton is a personal assistant for Rose.

LAPD Friday morning confirmed Hampton, 23, was arrested for a misdemeanor at 2 a.m. by the West Traffic Division officers in Hollywood.

Los Angeles Police Officer Rosario Herrera said Rose was in the car and not arrested.

Hampton’s bail amount was set at $5,000, and he was released at 6:10 a.m., she said.

He was given a court date of Nov. 18 at 8:30 a.m. at Los Angeles Municipal Court, 1945 S. Hill St., Herrera said.



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