Cleveland Cavaliers executive Koby Altman was arrested Friday night and charged with operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), according to the FOX 8-I Team in Cleveland, Ohio, Saturday morning.
Ohio State Highway Patrol stated the Cavs Executive was being charged with “committing a marked lanes violation and OVI,” after they reportedly stopped Altman just before 9 p.m. local time Friday on Route 2 near East 55th in Cleveland.
“Troopers initiated a traffic stop and during their interaction with the driver indicators of impairment were observed,” Ohio State Highway Patrol said. “The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for OVI and soon after offered a breath test which he refused.
“Throughout the traffic stop, Altman was respectful and cooperative with troopers.”
Without all the details, the Cavaliers issued a statement regarding the incident with Koby Altman.
“We are aware of an incident involving Cavaliers President of Basketball Operations Koby Altman. We are currently gathering more information and have no further comment at this time.”
There is currently no word on a league or team punishment, but you have to believe that there will be a fine or suspension of some sort.
Koby Altman joined the Cleveland Cavaliers front office in 2012. He eventually became the team’s general manager ahead of the 2017-18 season (replacing David Griffin) and was promoted to being the team’s president during the 2021-22 season. When he assumed the Cavs’ president of basketball operations role, he signed a long-term extension that will keep him under contract through the 2027-28 season.
This is a developing story…More to come.
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