Lions' Westbrook Charged With DUI
Jun. 13, 2000
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) _ Lions cornerback Bryant Westbrook was arrested on a drunken driving charge after police said his car drifted across three lanes, then stopped in the middle of the road.
After Westbrook's Mercedes came to a halt early Monday in suburban Detroit, other cars were forced to go around him, Farmington Hills Police Chief William Dwyer said Tuesday.
A preliminary breath test showed Westbrook's blood-alcohol level was 0.15, above the legal limit of 0.10 for drunken driving, the chief said.
``The officers indicated Mr. Westbrook was very cooperative and very polite during his arrest,'' Dwyer said. ``He was also embarrassed.''
Westbrook, 25, was charged with one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of liquor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine. He was released at dawn Monday.
Westbrook, the Lions' first-round draft pick out of Texas in 1997, struggled last season with two hamstring injuries.