Maricopa County Attorney Andy Thomas is seeking a prison term against former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson who was arrested for drunken driving in Scottsdale last week. “He has run out of second chances, at least in my book,” said Thomas, who made the announcement at a Wednesday afternoon press conference.
Tyson faces felony charges of possession of narcotic drugs and drug paraphernalia and a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.
Due to Tyson’s previous violent offenses it appears that Tyson is not eligible for Arizona’s mandatory drug treatment program reserved for first-and second-time non-violent offenders, Thomas said.
On Dec. 29, police officers working in Scottsdale pulled over Tyson after they saw him driving erratically and failing to stop at an intersection. He nearly collided with a sheriff’s office vehicle, authorities said.
During questioning Tyson admitted to using the anti-depressant Zoloft, marijuana and cocaine and said he was addicted to cocaine, the county attorney’s office said.