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Brandon Meriweather Gets Busted For DUI

04/27/2012 03:17 PM ET

Brandon Meriweather was booked and arrested for DUI Thursday morning in Arlington, Virginia. The Washington Redkins safety was initially stopped by police for speeding. Police smelled the odor of alcohol as they approached his vehicle.

Meriweather was driving a Lincoln MKZ on westbound on Interstate 66 near North Ohio St. around 2:45 a.m.

Surprisingly, he refused to take a breathalyzer test, refused to consent to a blood test, and failed at least five field sobriety tests to give him the benefit of the doubt.

He was transported to the Arlington County Detention Facility where he was charged with DUI.

It is a crime under Virginia’s implied consent law to refuse a breath or blood test.

The NFL player recently signed a two-year, $6 million deal with the Redskins.

Meriweather was a first-round draft pick of the New England Patriots in 2007 and a two-time Pro Bowl selection. He spent last season with the Chicago Bears.


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