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Nunn in more trouble with police

June 15, 1997

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) _ Boxer Michael Nunn was arrested after allegedly insulting police offers who pulled him over for a traffic violation.

Police said Nunn was stopped early Friday on charges of driving with excessively tinted windows and driving without registration. Both are misdemeanors, and Nunn normally would have received written citations.

``Mr. Nunn refused to sign the citations, which is a promise to appear in court. The officers had no choice but to make a physical arrest, take him into custody,″ police Lt. Dave Struckman said. ``He did not resist arrest, but he was verbally abusive.″

Nunn, former IBF and WBA middleweight champion, pleaded innocent Friday in Scott County District Court and posted $260 bond. His trial is scheduled for July 25. Nunn is scheduled to fight Lonnie Horn on July 5.

The car he was driving belongs to his cousin, police said.

Nunn was advised not to comment by Rock Island, Ill., attorney Brett Nelson, who represents the boxer. Nelson said Nunn told him that he ``wasn’t presented with an opportunity to sign a citation.″

Since 1983, Nunn has faced various charges, including speeding, disobeying traffic signals, disorderly conduct, simple assault, resisting arrest, reckless driving, serious interference with official acts, eluding or attempting to elude police, failure to have a driver’s license, illegal transportation of alcohol by a driver, and unlawful use of a weapon.

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