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Lakers' Devin Ebanks arrested on suspicion of DUI

November 9, 2012 |  1:12 pm

Lakers forward Devin Ebanks moves up court during a game against the Bobcats at the Staples Center in Jan. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Lakers forward Devin Ebanks was arrested early Friday in Los Angeles on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI, according to law enforcement sources and booking records.

Ebanks, 23, was pulled over at 2:49 a.m. in the Hollywood area by California Highway Patrol officers and booked at 3:44 a.m. Ebanks was released later Friday morning after posting $5,000 bail.

His next scheduled court date is Dec. 7, according to booking records.

A post on his Twitter account Thursday afternoon encouraged his followers to celebrate a woman’s birthday Thursday night at the Roxbury night club near Hollywood.

The Lakers, who are set to play Golden State on Friday night at Staples Center, are aware of the arrest, officials said.

It was Ebanks’ second incident with law enforcement in a little more than a year. Prosecutors declined to file charges against him last December after a woman alleged he sexually assaulted her three months earlier.

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Photo: Lakers forward Devin Ebanks moves up court during a game against the Charlotte Bobcats at the Staples Center in January. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

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