Raiders’ Receiver Heyward-Bey Charged With DUI

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — Authorities say Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey has been charged with misdemeanor drunken driving following his arrest last month after a traffic stop on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Tam says Heyward-Bey was driving his 2012 Range Rover on the lower deck of the bridge on April 7 when he was pulled over by a CHP officer who saw him speeding and weaving.

Tam says the 25-year-old Heyward-Bey was arrested after failing a field sobriety test. Authorities have not said what his blood-alcohol level was at the time of the incident.

Heyward-Bey was the Raiders first-round draft pick in 2009. He had a breakout season in 2011 after struggling in his first two years.

Team officials did not immediately return a call seeking comment about the charges.

Heyward-Bey is due in court on May 31.

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