FOXBORO, MA - FILE: Brandon Meriweather #31 of the New England Patriots looks on in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills during on September 26, 2010 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. According to reports on March 10, 2011, Meriweather allegedly shot two men on February 27, 2011 in Apopka, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Police say Meriweather refused an on-site breathalyzer after being pulled over on Interstate 66.
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.