Coffey was one of two passengers in a vehicle that was stopped for speeding by officers near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue at 1:50 a.m., according to the LAPD. The driver was cited for speeding and another passenger was cited for possession of marijuana, police said. The LAPD did not release their names.
Los Angeles County jail records show Coffey was booked for the misdemeanor crime at 5:05 a.m. Sunday and released nearly four hours later. He is due in court Aug. 24 for a hearing on the matter.
Coffey signed with the Clippers in 2019 after going undrafted out of Minnesota. He had a breakout season two years later, averaging 9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 69 games, and was rewarded that summer with a three-year, $11-million contract.
Coffey played in 50 games last season, averaging 3.4 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists.
His name — along with Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. and the team’s first-round pick in the 2023 draft — was mentioned in trade discussions between the Clippers, Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards earlier this summer that would have brought guard Malcolm Brogdon to Los Angeles. Those talks eventually broke down.