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Georgia Police Release Details On 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.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Dave B.

    July 12, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    First off , I dont condone drinking an driving by anyone , private citizen or sports celebrity . Its dumb and dangerous and puts innocent peoples lives at risk . However , before we start building a cross to nail Hines Ward body to , lets remember Hines has been a model player his entire career in Pittsburgh . Hes never given the organization one ounce of trouble . As far as the allegations are concerned , if its proven true , Hines deserves the same penalty any other person in this country would receive for first offense DUI . If they are proven not true , then he needs to learn from this and move on with life . Until all the facts are in , he deserves the benefit of the doubt .

  2. matty d

    July 13, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Dave, He blew a .128 What more details do you need? Not trying to bury hines either, but you or i would get hit with the book.

  3. spacemonkey

    July 15, 2011 at 11:24 am

    “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.”

    Ask him to run an inside slant, and he’ll run a perfect route, and blindside your coworker while at it! You just asked him to perform the wrong tests, officer.

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