Koby Altman Arrest Video Cavs President Struggled W/ Field Sobriety Tests … During OVI Stop
9/19/2023 4:05 PM PT
Cleveland Cavaliers president Koby Altman appeared to have serious balance issues during his OVI arrest over the weekend … seemingly struggling through several field sobriety tests before being put in cuffs, police video obtained by TMZ Sports shows.
Altman — who joined the Cavs in 2012 — was pulled over in Cleveland around 9 PM on Friday … after troopers say they witnessed his white 2022 Lexus make a traffic violation.
During the stop, officers claim Altman was close to causing an accident and showed signs of impairment.
Video shows Altman attempt the walk-and-turn, one-leg stand and eye tests … and at one point, he claimed the officers were messing up his performance.
Altman — who turned 41 on Saturday — explained to cops he was an exec with the Cavs … and said he was tired after returning from an overseas trip and lengthy dinner earlier in the night, admitting to having a few drinks.
When officers asked Altman to submit to a breathalyzer, he refused … and he was handcuffed.
Altman was ultimately charged with committing a marked lanes violation and operating a vehicle while impaired. His attorney submitted a not guilty plea on his behalf in court on Tuesday.
Altman was director of pro personnel with the Cavs when they won the NBA Finals in 2016 … before taking over the team one year later. He made several impactful trades during his tenure … and drafted stars like Darius Garland and Evan Mobley.
The Cavs — who promoted Altman to president of basketball operations in 2022 — addressed his arrest over the weekend … saying the organization was aware and working to gather more information.