Ben Wallace

Detroit Pistons’ Ben Wallace is in Oakland County Circuit Court Tuesday on weapon and drunken driving charges.

Wallace was arrested Sept. 24 at Telegraph and Long Lake Road after Bloomfield Township police officers said they saw his 2007 Cadillac Escalade swerving.

Police said they found an unloaded handgun and ammunition in a backpack in Wallace’s back seat.A field sobriety test showed Wallace was over the .08 legal limit. The handgun is registered to Wallace’s wife, police said.

Wallace said he drank four beers before he drove, police said.

– Reported by Santiago Esparza of theĀ Detroit News