A sportscaster who recently took a job announcing New York Knicks games was arrested this weekend in Southampton and charged with driving while intoxicated.
Spero Dedes, 32, of East Elmhurst, Queens, was stopped by Sunday at 4:12 a.m. on the corner of Tuckahoe Road and Country Road 39 for speeding, according to the arrest report. Police said they then found that Dedes, driving a 2006 BMW, was intoxicated and charged him with DWI.
Dedes' attorney, Colin Astarita of Southampton, said he anticipates a "complete dismissal of the charges due to problems surrounding Mr. Dedes traffic stop and ultimate arrest." Astarita would not elaborate on the problems he said he identified.
In late June, Dedes, formerly a Los Angeles Lakers announcer, was hired as the TV and radio game announcer for the Knicks, replacing Mike Crispino, according to published reports.
Despite the recent job move, Dedes’ arrest report said he was “self-employed.” Astarita said he does not think the arrest will affect Dedes' new job.
Spero posted $500 bail in court Sunday morning, police said.