New Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was arrested for suspicion of DWI according to a report from ARLNow.com. Arlington County police pulled Meriweather over westbound on Interstate 66 at 2:54 AM after driving home from a nightclub in Washington.
The arresting officer smelled alcohol on Meriweather's breath and performed a field sobriety test, which he failed. After refusing an on-site breathalyser test, Meriweather was subsequently arrested and spent the night in Arlington County jail.
Meriweather signed a two-year deal for 6 million dollars with the Redskins this March after spending the previous six seasons with the New England Patriots and the Chicago Bears. The two-time Pro Bowl selection was a first round draft pick of the Patriots in 2007 out of the University of Miami. ESPN980's Chris Russell reports that $3.5 million of Meriweather's contract was guaranteed.
A spokesman for the Arlington County Police told 106.7 The Fan's Grant Paulsen that Meriweather was charged with driving under the influence and failing to take a breathalyzer.
Meriweather mug shot via ESPN980's Twitter page.