Carl Krauser, Former Pitt Basketball Star, Arrested In Beaver Falls, Charged With All Kinds Of Stuff

Former Pitt basketball star Carl Krauser is back in Pittsburgh, and let's just say he probably isn't having a very good time. After an incident in Beaver Falls this weekend, the Beaver County Times reports that Krauser has been charged with, well, just about everything: escape, carrying a loaded gun, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, being drunk in public, and driving using a suspended license.

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Krauser was detained by police manning a drunken-driving checkpoint at 10:15 p.m. Friday on Seventh Avenue in Beaver Falls, according to the report.

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As officers checked his license, Krauser stepped from his car and began to run, police said. He was located by police moments later in the Save-A-Lot parking lot, 400 Ninth Ave.

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As he was being placed in a patrol car, a plastic bag containing marijuana fell from Krauser’s pant leg, police said. A second bag was found in a pants pocket.

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As they prepared to tow Krauser’s car, police said they found a loaded gun under the front passenger seat.

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Yikes -- that's quite a lot of trouble for one drunk-driving checkpoint.

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Police say that Krauser had a 0.067 percent blood-alcohol level.

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Krauser played for Pitt from 2002-2006 and averaged between 15 and 16 points per game in all of his last three seasons.

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After leaving Pitt, Krauser played for the Pittsburgh Xplosion, and also had stints playing professionally in Romania, New Zealand and Canada.

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Via Pitt Blather.

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For more on Pitt basketball, check out Cardiac Hill.

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