Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno was arrested for drunk driving in Denver on February 1st. The 24-year-old was doing around 70 in a 45 construction zone in his Bentley, when cops pulled him over around 1:15 a.m., according to reports. Moreno's license plate on his 2007 Bentley read SAUCED, which is a common term for being drunk.
According to TMZ, police said that Moreno smelled like booze. Lynn Kimbrough, a spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney's Office, said that the running back tested poorly enough on roadside tests to be arrested for a DUI and DUI per se. DUI per se indicates perhaps a higher level of intoxication than DUI, said Kimbrough. The Broncos player was also cited for careless driving and driving without proof of insurance.
Moreno had a run in with the law back in 2010 when he was involved in a bar fight. He was not charged.
The Denver Broncos released a statement regarding Moreno's DUI arrest, stating, We take the incident involving Knowshon Moreno very seriously and are thoroughly reviewing this matter. Our organization will continue to gather information and closely monitor this issue while the legal process runs its course.
Knowshon Moreno joins a list of other Denver Broncos players that have been arrested. In 2007, former Denver Broncos quarterback, Darrell Hackney was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. He was pulled over around 2:30 am.
Broncos linebacker, D.J. Williams was arrested back in 2010 for suspicion of drinking and driving. He was arrested in Denver while driving his hummer at 2:40 am. Williams was also arrested in 2005 for driving under the influence. Kevin Alexander was also arrested in 2010, and was then cut from the team. Alexander was involved in domestic violence, after a confrontation with his then girlfriend about cheating allegations.
In August 2011, Broncos kicker Matt Prater was also arrested for DUI, as well as fleeing the scene of a crime. A witness said that around 3:00 am on August 2nd they saw Prater hit a car, and then run into a hotel. According to ABC News, police said that Prater's blood-alcohol content was recorded at 0.142. The limit for driving under the influence is .08.
In October of 2011, defensive tackle Ryan McBean was arrested for allegedly stalking an ex-girlfriend. According to Fox News, a source said that McBean had been demanding repayment of a loan from his ex-girlfriend. The source went on to say that if she caused problems he would put two in her head, as well as stating you and your son should sleep lightly.