By Steve Corkran
Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 1:14 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Raiders starting wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was charged with drunken driving by the San Francisco’s district attorney office as a result of his arrent last month, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Heyward-Bey reportedly was arrested on the Bay Bridge by the California Highway Patrol about 2 a.m. on April 7 after he was observed speeding and weaving.
“The team is well aware of the situation, and takes matters such as this very seriously,” the Raiders said in a press release. “The organization will continue to gather specifics, and continue to cooperate with all parties involved.”
After being pulled over in his Range Rover, Heyward-Bey, 25, failed a field sobriety test, the CHP told the Chronicle’s Matier and Ross. He was cited for alleged drunken driving and later released.
Heyward-Bey was “very cooperative” during the traffic stop, according to the report. His blood-alcohol level was not revealed. In California, 0.08 percent is the threshhold for drunken driving.
Heyward-Bey is scheduled to appear in court May 31.
He enjoyed a breakout season last year in which he amassed 975 yards receiving. He led Raiders receivers in receptions (65) and yards last season.
Heyward-Bey could not be reached for comment.