49er Bryant charged with reckless driving, DUI,
By Ari Burack, Bay City News Service
November 21, 2006
SAN MATEO (BCN) - San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Antonio
Bryant was arrested Sunday night on charges of reckless driving,
driving under the influence and resisting arrest after San Mateo
police officers pulled him over for allegedly speeding on U.S.
Highway 101, San Mateo police Capt. Kevin Raffaelli said today.
According to police, shortly before midnight Sunday a San Mateo
police officer entering northbound U.S. Highway 101 near Whipple
Avenue in Redwood City saw a 2005 Lamborghini speed past him "at
well over 100 miles per hour,'' Raffaelli said.
The officer tried to catch up to the Lamborghini but could not
and radioed ahead, Raffaelli said.
Bryant yielded to other San Mateo police officers further ahead
and pulled over near the Kehoe off-ramp from U.S. Highway 101
in San Mateo, according to Raffaelli.
When an officer noticed Bryant displayed "signs consistent
with the use of alcoholic beverages,'' he asked Bryant to step
away from the car, but Bryant refused and became "extremely
verbally abusive towards the officers,'' Raffaelli said.
Officers then placed Bryant under arrest for reckless driving,
and as they removed him from his car, he became combative and
had to be restrained, according to Raffaelli.
Bryant was eventually taken to the county jail in Redwood City,
where he continued to refuse to cooperate with officers, Raffaelli
said. He was booked on reckless driving, driving under the influence
and resisting arrest charges.
According to the San Francisco 49ers media office, a statement
on the arrest was not immediately available.
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