Backup Celtics guard Gabe Pruitt was arrested early this morning in the Los Angeles area on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, celebrity gossip web site TMZ.com reported. A search of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department web site found that someone with Pruitt's exact name and birthday was arrested at 3:07 a.m. and booked at 5:57 a.m. Bail was set at $5,000.
The LACSD web site did not indicate the exact charge, only that it was a misdemeanor.
The Celtics played the Clippers in Los Angeles last night. The 22-year-old Pruitt, who played college ball at the Southern Cal, scored three points in Boston's 93-91 loss.