Monday, March 29, 2010

NFL Star Joey Porter Arrested

Just days after NFL player and Bakersfield native Joey Porter, 33, signed a three year deal to play for the Arizona Cardinals, he was arrested on three misdemeanors. “The charges he faces are DUI, battery on a peace officer and resisting arrest,” California Highway Patrol Sgt. Don Clotworthy said.

The CHP spokesman said two officers stopped a friend of Porter's in another car in the Taco Bell parking lot off Hageman Road and Calloway Drive about 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Porter pulled up behind the CHP car, and one of the two officers went over to Porter's car. “The officer detected mister Porter had been drinking,” Clotworthy said.

He said an officer asked for Porter's driver's license and for Porter to get out of the car for a field sobriety test. “Mister Porter refused to do that and instead of complying with officers order, request, he began to roll up his window,” Clotworthy said.

The officer reportedly reached in through the window and lifted the unlock button. “At that time Mister Porter struck the officers hand. The officer was able to push Mister Porter's arm out of the way. Mister Porter then got out of the vehicle in a confrontational manner.”

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