Pelicans G Devonte' Graham arrested on DWI charge

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - FEBRUARY 08: Devonte' Graham #4 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts against the Houston Rockets during a game at the Smoothie King Center on February 08, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Devonte' Graham. (Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Devonte' Graham was arrested on a charge of driving while impaired in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday, according to Wake County arrest records.

North Carolina Highway Patrol made the arrest around 3 a.m. Graham, 27, is a Raleigh native. Details of the arrest weren't immediately clear.

The Pelicans acquired Graham last offseason in a sign-and-trade from the Charlotte Hornets while sending Lonzo Ball to the Chicago Bulls. Graham had a breakout campaign for Charlotte in 2019-20 but became expendable when the Hornets drafted LaMelo Ball in 2020. He signed a four-year, $47.3 million contract in the sign-and-trade.

Graham started 63 of the 76 games he played in last season, while averaging 11.9 points, 4.2 assists and 2.3 rebounds and shooting 34.1% from 3-point distance. He played primarily off the bench after the Pelicans traded for CJ McCollum.

Graham's arrest arrives weeks after Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes was sentenced to probation, community service and domestic violence classes after pleading no contest to misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment and resisting an officer.