Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has been arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol his second DUI arrest this year.

California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Cassidy said Lawson was driving a white Mercedes Benz at a high rate of speed before being pulled over around 2 a.m. Tuesday on state Route 101 in Hollywood.

Cassidy said Lawson displayed several signs of intoxication when he was stopped.

He was booked in jail at 3:43 a.m. and released five hours later on $5000 bail.

He is scheduled to appear in court on August 4.

Kevin Tao told The Denver Post Lawson had $6,000 in cash on him at the time of his arrest.

'He verbally identified himself as a professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets,' Tao said.

The Denver Nuggets said the team was 'aware of the arrest and would have no further comment.'