Former Los Angeles Lakers player Derek Fisher arrested for DUI after flipping car


Former Los Angeles Lakers star and ex-New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher is the latest athlete to be arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

Fisher flipped his car in the early hours of Sunday morning while driving on the 101 highway in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles, ESPN reported.

The NBA veteran was driving with "Basketball Wives" reality star Gloria Govan at the time of the accident, but neither of them were injured.

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Retire NBA player Derek Fisher (L) and television personality Gloria Govan (R) attend the premiere of "The Birth of a Nation" in Hollywood, California September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
Nov 20, 2015; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher reacts to a play in action against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Reality TV Personality Gloria Govan (L) and NBA Coach Derek Fisher (R) attend the 25th Annual Movieguide Awards at Universal Hilton Hotel on February 10, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
Oct 13, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher during the second quarter against the Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 21, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher (6) steals the ball from Memphis Grizzlies guard Beno Udrih (19) during the second quarter in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 8, 2014; Hartford, CT, USA; New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher watches from the sideline as they take on the Boston Celtics in the first half at XL Center. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 8, 2014; Hartford, CT, USA; New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher (right) talks with guard J.R. Smith (8) during a break in the action against the Boston Celtics in the second half at XL Center. The Celtics defeated the New York Knicks 106-86. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
May 31, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher (6) handles the ball against San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter (22) and guard Danny Green (4) during the second quarter in game six of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher (6) shoots the ball over San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) in game one of the Western Conference Finals in the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 19, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher (6) handles the ball against Memphis Grizzlies forward Mike Miller (13) during the fourth quarter in game one during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher (6) contests a call during second half action of game three against the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference semifinals of the NBA playoffs in Memphis, Tennessee May 11, 2013. The Grizzlies defeated the Thunder 87-81. REUTERS/Lance Murphey (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher (top) during Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 12, 2012. REUTERS/Larry W. Smith/POOL (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
President of the NBA players association Derek Fisher of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks during a news conference announcing the players' rejection of the league's latest offer on Monday and the process to begin disbanding the union, in New York November 14, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT HEADSHOT)
President of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Derek Fisher speaks to reporters after taking part in contract negotiations between the National Basketball Association (NBA) owners and players in New York November 6, 2011. REUTERS/Allison Joyce (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SPORT BASKETBALL)
Los Angeles Lakers' Derek Fisher, president of the NBA players', speaks during a news conference as he is accompanied by members of the NBA Players' Association in New York November 8, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
Apr 8, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher (6) attempts a shot against the Sacramento Kings in the second quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
NBA Players Association President and Los Angeles Lakers' Derek Fisher, speaks to members of the media outside the Louvell hotel in New York October 10, 2011. Owners of businesses that thrive on NBA games are watching the contentious labor negotiations between the league's billionaire owners and millionaire players with a mixture of fear and frustration.REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - FEBRUARY 10: NBA Coach Derek Fisher attends the 25th Annual Movieguide Awards at Universal Hilton Hotel on February 10, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
May 31, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher (6) handles the ball against San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (4) during the second quarter in game six of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
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Fisher, 42, was driving a 2015 Cadillac, the California Highway Patrol reported. His car veered onto the right shoulder while approaching an interchange, hit the concrete curb and guardrail, then overturned and landed on its roof.

The Highway Patrol says officers discovered that Fisher had been drinking and he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, ESPN reported.

Govan is the ex-wife of another former Lakers player, Matt Barnes, who is currently playing for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. The couple separated in 2014, with Barnes and Fisher falling out over the latter's relationship with her.

Fisher was fired as coach of the Knicks in 2016, and was announced as one of the analysts for Turner Sports' new Players Only programming slate in January.

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