Houston – Police have released the dash cam video of Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley’s arrest Wednesday morning following a traffic stop in Pearland. The video shows Beverley driving his Rolls Royce when he was pulled over on the side of the road. The officer asked about his driver’s license, which the point guard said he left in his other car. The officer then gave him a warning for an expired registration and for not having his license.
The video then shows the officer going back into his patrol car where the dispatcher tells the officer Beverley has a warrant for his arrest regarding E-Z tag toll violations. Moments later Beverley asked the officer not to cuff him because he has a sore wrist. “Face that way man, you’re tensing up,” the officer can be heard saying in the video. “I have a torn ligament in my wrist, my wrist can’t move,” Beverley responded. “Face that way, I’m gonna adjust these,” the officer said.
The officer cuffs Beverley anyway and forces him into the back of the patrol car. The two argue about putting on Beverley’s seat belt and the towing of his car. After a short exchange about the car, Beverly tells the officer his car needs a flat bed to be towed. In the video, the officer can be heard saying he initially stopped Beverley for speeding through a school zone, but he was not given a ticket for that violation.
The team said Beverley, who missed the Rockets’ morning shootaround, has resolved issues related to vehicle registration and an E-Z tag toll road pass. The team released a statement that read in part, “Those issues have been resolved and the team considers the matter closed. Beverley is available to play against the Nets this evening.”
According to court records, Beverly was cited on Feb. 25 for operating a vehicle on a toll road when prohibited. About a month later, he missed his court appearance. The next month he missed court again, at which point the warrant was issued. Beverley was pulled over shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday at Beltway 8 and Telephone Road. He was taken into custody and transported to a Harris County Precinct 8 Constable’s Office station in southeast Houston.
Beverley was briefly held until the fine owed on the warrant was paid via money order. He was released shortly after 11 a.m. Beverley, 27, hasn’t played since getting hit in the head Nov. 4 against Orlando.