Prosecutors want alcohol monitoring for Nuggets’ Ty Lawson after second DUI arrest

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DENVER | Colorado prosecutors want Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson to use an alcohol monitoring device after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence for a second time this year.

FILE - This is a Feb. 3, 2015, file photo showing Ty Lawson of the Denver Nuggets NBA basketball team during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has been arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol _ his second DUI arrest this year. California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Cassidy says Lawson was driving at a high rate of speed before being pulled over around 2 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2015,  on state Route 101 in Hollywood.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)Lawson was arrested in Los Angeles on Tuesday and is scheduled to stand trial in a Denver DUI case next month.

After his January arrest in Denver, Lawson was ordered not to drink alcohol and not violate any laws as part of his bond. Prosecutors now are asking a judge to require him to use a device, such as an ankle bracelet, that monitors the body for alcohol.

A judge could rule on the request Friday when Lawson is due in court for a hearing.

His agent, Happy Walters, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.