Patriots: Alfonzo Dennard DUI Arrest in Lincoln "Extremely Disappointing"

By: 10/11 News Email
By: 10/11 News Email

Lincoln, Neb.-- Lincoln police arrested Alfonzo Dennard for the second time in 15 months Thursday morning. The Patriots issued a statement just hours after the arrest saying they are "extremely disappointed" and that they're not taking the news lightly.

According to police, Dennard was pulled over for straddling the lane lines near 52nd and Normal Blvd. at 2 a.m. Thursday.

Officers say Dennard smelled like alcohol and showed signs of impairment.

Officers gave Dennard a field sobriety test and he was then taken to Cornhusker Place for a breath test. Dennard didn't provide a sufficient breath for the test.

Dennard was cited and released for DUI, refusing a chemical test and straddling lane lines.

In April, the former Husker football player was sentenced to 30 days in jail plus 24 months probation for his part in a police assault case.

According to court records, the first requirement as part of his probation states he "Shall not violate any laws and shall refrain from disorderly conduct or acts injurious to others."

A jury found the New England Patriots' cornerback guilty of assaulting a Lincoln police officer and resisting arrest in February. Prosecutors say that assault happened during the early morning hours of April 21, 2012.

Dennard is expected in court on Aug. 12.

The Patriots issued the following statement in regard to the arrest of defensive back Alfonzo Dennard (CBS, Boston):
"The New England Patriots are extremely disappointed to learn of Alfonzo Dennard’s arrest. We take this matter very seriously and are working to get more information on the incident."


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