Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane, 27, was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in Washington early this past Sunday. According to King County jail records, the NFL player was booked at 5:30am, but released several hours later after posting a $1,000 bail.
The Washington State Patrol trooper who arrested Lane wrote that he spotted a white sedan drifting between lanes on Interstate 90 a little after 2 a.m., going 80 mph in a 60 mph zone with its hazards lights on.
After the trooper stopped Lane, he allegedly smelled “a strong odor of burned marijuana” coming from the car window. The trooper also smelled alcohol and Lane agreed to do field sobriety tests, which he “failed” according to the report. The football player also agreed to a breathalyzer test and blew a .039%, lower than the .08% limit in Washington.
Despite his BAC being under the legal limit, Lane was arrested and taken to the hospital, where he took a blood test.
A few hours after being released, Lane tweeted out the following message to his followers: “A fail is a 0.08 right? I blew 0.03 why was still arrest? I'll leave it at that.” Lane later deleted the tweet, along with others he had posted about the arrest.
As of Wednesday, the blood test results were not ready and no charges had been filed.
Lane, a sixth-round pick out of Northwestern State, has been in the league since 2012 and signed a four-year, $23 million deal to rejoin the Seahawks as an unrestricted free agent in 2016. The defensive player was active for 13 regular season games this past year, but finished fifth among cornerbacks on his team in defensive snaps. Seattle is expected to release Lane this offseason to save them $4.75 million against the salary cap.
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