Raider Heyward-Bey Charged With DUI

Player's first court appearance isn't until the end of the month.

Thursday, May 10, 2012  |  Updated 6:13 PM PDT
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Authorities say Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey has been charged with misdemeanor drunken driving following his arrest last month after a traffic stop on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. 

  California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Tam says Heyward-Bey was driving his 2012 Range Rover on the lower deck of the bridge on April 7 when he was pulled over by a CHP officer who saw him speeding and weaving.

  Tam says the 25-year-old Heyward-Bey was arrested after failing a field sobriety test.  Authorities have not said what his blood-alcohol level was at the time of the incident

  Heyward-Bey was the Raiders first-round draft pick in 2009. He had a breakout season in 2011 after struggling in his first two years. 

  Team officials did not immediately return a call seeking comment about the charges.

 

  Heyward-Bey is due in court on May 31.

 

 

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