DULUTH — Former Gwinnett high school basketball standout Chris Bolden was arrested early Saturday morning after police said he was driving 90 mph on Interstate 85, and changed lanes through “a small gap” between a tractor-trailer and another vehicle.
Bolden, who is a member of Georgia Tech’s basketball team, was driving a 2009 red Ford Focus, and was pulled over just before 4 a.m. on 85 near Pleasant Hill Road. The speed limit in that area is 65 mph. Bolden, a 20-year-old sophomore, was charged with DUI under 21, speeding, making an improper lane change and purchase or possesson of alcohol by a minor.
After Bolden passed a police officer in the far left lane, he allegedly moved all the way to the right, then moved two lanes to the left in a single motion, a Gwinnett County Police indicent report said.
The officer wrote in the report that Bolden showed “manifestations that indicated the driver was under the influence,” after they spoke.
Bolden’s breath test results were .125 and .123, according to the report.
He was booked in the Gwinnett jail at 6:15 a.m., and released the same day on a $2,459 bond.
Bolden started in 15 of Tech’s 31 games last season, and averaged 7.3 points per game. As a senior at North Gwinnett, Bolden averaged 19.9 points per game, which was second in Gwinnett that season by one-tenth of a point.
He started his prep basketball career at Brookwood, where he started as a freshman, then played the next two seasons at Norcross, winning a state championship as a junior.