That night was when the Hawks were eliminated from the first-round of the NBA playoffs by the Washington Wizards. Howard didn’t make much of an impact in the loss by recording five turnovers and failing to reach in double figures in points (nine) and rebounds (seven). The morning may have been even worse though.
According The Atlanta Journal-Constitution‘s Mitchell Northam, Howard was given a ticket and had his car towed by police because he was driving without insurance.
A police report states that Howard, 31, was pulled over for speeding in the wee hours of the morning on April 28. Police found that he was driving on a suspended registration and without insurance.
After the officer ran Howard’s driver license and tag number through the National Crime Information Center, the car came up as having a suspended registration with no insurance, police said. When the officer told Howard what he found, Howard seemed “confused” and insisted that he had insurance, but couldn’t provide an insurance card when police asked for it.
The officer wrote Howard a ticket for his lack of insurance and then gave the 6-foot-11 center a verbal warning for speeding and suspended registration. Brown and Brown Towing towed the vehicle, police said.
Driving without insurance is not a good look for Howard, who had more downs than ups in his first season in Atlanta.