SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanor DUI charge in connection with his arrest on the Bay Bridge in April.
Heyward-Bey, 25, was pulled over at about 2 a.m. on April 7 on the lower deck of the bridge on his way back to the East Bay from a nightclub in San Francisco, his attorney Ivan Golde said.READ MORE: UPDATE: Penngrove House Fire, Spot Fires Contained; Evacuations North of Petaluma Lifted
He agreed to plead no contest in San Francisco Superior Court to the misdemeanor charge Monday morning in exchange for a sentence of three years’ probation, three months of DUI classes and various fines and fees.
Heyward-Bey had been pulled over after allegedly weaving and driving slightly above the speed limit in his 2012 Range Rover, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Prosecutors said a chemical test conducted at the scene found his blood-alcohol content was .13 percent, and a Breathalyzer test taken about an hour later found his BAC was still .12.READ MORE: KNP Complex Fire: Sequoia National Park's Giant Forest Unscathed
Golde had previously said there were “serious issues” with the case, but told Judge Samuel Feng Monday that seeking a trial on the charges would distract from with the Raiders’ upcoming season and “would be an undue hardship” on his client.
Heyward-Bey “wants to put this behind him,” Golde said.
Raiders players were scheduled to start reporting for the team’s preseason training camp this Sunday in Napa.
Heyward-Bey was Oakland’s top receiver last season, leading the Raiders with 64 receptions and 965 receiving yards, both career highs.MORE NEWS: Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Woman Repeatedly Ran Over By SUV At Millbrae Starbucks
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