Posted: Apr 7, 2011 11:00 AM by Posted by Sharlee Barriere
Updated: Apr 7, 2011 11:00 AM
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The mother of Miami Heat basketball star Lebron James was arrested by Miami Beach police after she reportedly assaulted a valet worker because it was taking too long to have her car delivered.
Police said Gloria James had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and her eyes were bloodshot when officers arrived at the hotel about 4:47 a.m. Thursday.
Police said several witnesses supported valet worker Sorel Rockfeller's account of the alleged assault.
Gloria James was taken to the Miami Beach Police Department, where she was issued a Promise to Appear on charges of simple battery and disorderly conduct. A police report says she was released to Miami Heat executive Steve Stowe.
Gloria James pleaded no contest to DUI and other charges in 2006.