NFL Star Hines Ward Arrested for DUI
Super Bowl champion and “Dancing with the Stars” winner Hines Ward has added another title to his name—drunk driving violator.
The 35-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver was arrested on Saturday for driving under the influence and was briefly held at the DeKalb County jail in Georgia before being released on bail. TMZ reported that Ward was arrested near his home in Sandy Springs. Reports said police approached the NFL star after he appeared to be having problem controlling his Aston Martin. Ward was asked to take a field sobriety, which he failed, and refused when officers requested him to go through a breathalyzer.
However, Ward’s lawyer, Andrew Ree, said in a statement that his client cooperated with the police, contrary to some reports. Ree also insisted that the Super Bowl XL MVP was not guilty of drunk driving. “From our preliminary investigation we can tell you that we are confident that the facts will show that Hines was NOT impaired by alcohol while driving,” the lawyer said.