Kendrick Perkins, former center for the Boston Celtics, was arrested early this morning in his hometown of Texas on Disorderly Conduct charges.
According to police, officers responded to a club where a large group of men was reported to be rowdy. Although the group of men that were with Perkins reportedly tried to calm him, he became angry and allegedly tried to start a fight.
In Massachusetts, the crime of Disorderly Conduct is punishable with a fine of up to $150 for a first time offender; and up to 6 months in jail for a subsequent offense. The law prohibiting Disorderly Conduct is intended to control that conduct which disturbs the public tranquility or is aimed to alarm or provoke others. Specifically, Disorderly Conduct prohibits the following acts or conduct:
- The use of force or violence;
- Threats involving the immediate use of force or violence;
- Tumultuous behavior that may cause a riotous commotion and excessively unreasonable noise so as to cause a public nuisance; and
- Any conduct creating a hazard to public safety or a physically offensive condition by an act that serves no legitimate purpose.
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