Nuggets Guard Ty Lawson Enters Rehab Following DUI

Ty Lawson

Following a DUI arrest earlier in the week, Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson is entering a private alcohol treatment.

He entered the 30-day treatment Saturday (July 18) at Cliffside Malibu, a celebrity rehabilitation center in California.

"We will be handling the personal needs of the defendant," Lawson's lawyer Harvey Steinberg said, adding that the program will "ensure his sobriety."

Lawson was arrested Tuesday (July 14) in Los Angeles on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was also arrested in January on a DUI in Denver.

After the earlier arrest, the 27-year-old was ordered not to drink alcohol or violate laws as part of his bond. In the case, District Judge Doris Burd on Friday (July 17) ordered him to use a stationary blood-alcohol monitoring device after his release from treatment.

The judge said she didn't order sobriety monitoring sooner because she thought the NBA was monitoring Lawson.