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LAPD Charges Bucs CB Eric Wright, Says He Injured Someone In Accident While Driving Drunk

Another day, another athlete charged after an alleged drunk driving incident. This time it's the NFL's Eric Wright, who signed a big deal—$15.5 million guaranteed—with Tampa Bay this offseason after four years in Cleveland and one in Detroit.

Here's the Los Angeles Times:

Police responded to a report of an injury accident about 12:20 a.m. involving a Chevy Silverado pickup and a Mercedes SLS luxury sports coup at James M. Wood Boulevard and Georgia Street, said Norma Eisenman, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Wright, who was not hurt, allegedly told officers he had been drinking earlier at a friend's home in the Hollywood area and refused to submit to a Breathalyzer or field sobriety test, Eisenman said. The driver of the truck complained of pain but refused medical treatment.

Officers booked Wright on a felony because the accident involved injury. He was booked into the LAPD's downtown Metropolitan Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bail.


Wright's arrest comes just a few weeks after Tampa's other big corner, Aqib Talib, was cleared of all charges in a Texas shooting incident.

NFL's Eric Wright arrested in L.A. on felony DUI charge [LAT]

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