Police in Georgia Release Details On Steelers WR Hines Ward’s DUI Arrest


Police in Dekalb County, Georgia have released details on Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward’s arrest from last Saturday morning.

According to the report, Ward’s vehicle, a 2009 Aston Martin, was observed swerving and hitting a curb at 2:10 a.m. The officer began following the vehicle, which made several lane changes without signaling before he pulled the vehicle over.

The officers noticed “a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming off the driver’s person” and that the driver’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy. Ward admitted to consuming two bottles of Corona at an Atlanta bar three hours before the traffic stop, and failed a series of sobriety tests.

“Mr. Ward could not keep his balance and started before instructed several times,” the officer wrote in the report. “He missed heel to toe, stepped off line, and conducted an improper turn.”

Ward blew a .128 on the less accurate portable test, above the legal limit of .08, and refused to take the state-administered Breathalyzer test.

The 35-year-old Ward issued a statement over the weekend through his agent, Andrew Ree, where he denied being impaired when he was behind the wheel on Saturday morning.


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