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Nuggets' Balkman arrested on DUI charge in Florida


Posted Aug 24 2009 12:53AM

DENVER -- Nuggets reserve forward Renaldo Balkman has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Florida.

Balkman, 25, was arrested by Temple Terrace, Fla., officers at 4 a.m. Saturday after he refused a blood-alcohol test, according to a police report on the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Web site.

Balkman was released after posting $500 bond.

Nuggets executive Mark Warkentien said the team was aware of Balkman's arrest but declined further comment "out of respect for the legal process."

Balkman averaged 5.0 points and 3.8 rebounds last season, his first with the Nuggets.

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