Former Pro Football Player Charged with DUI

Anyone can have a lapse in judgment and make a costly mistake. No matter who you are, life’s daily stresses can add up, leading to making choices you might not have done otherwise. That may have been what happened when a former pro football player was arrested yesterday.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that former 49-ers cornerback, Richard Sherman, has been arrested and is facing multiple charges, including DUI hit-and-run.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the NFL Players’ Association told reporters that free-agent player, Sherman, attempted to break into the home of his in-laws in Redmond, Washington, after he fled the scene of a single-vehicle crash that disabled his car. 

While attempting to break into the house of his in-laws, Sherman damaged the door to the house. Once inside, he engaged in a verbal altercation with his wife’s parents. The in-laws dialed 911, and local law enforcement was called to the home.

At first, Sherman was agreeable with officers, but when they established probable cause to place him under arrest, he resisted. Sherman walked away from the police officers but was apprehended by a K-9 team and placed under arrest. 

Sherman and two officers suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Sherman was taken to the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle at 6:08 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. He is being held on charges which include burglary, domestic violence, resisting arrest, malicious mischief, DUI, and hit-and-run. 

Sherman has been denied bail.

In a follow-up statement, the Washington State Patrol said Sherman must appear before a judge before bond can be set. He is scheduled to appear in King County District Court on the afternoon of Thursday, July 15, 2021.

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