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Police arrest Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams for public intoxication

May 22, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Police arrest Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams for public intoxication

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams was taken into custody on a charge of public intoxication after authorities responded to an accident involving his vehicle and discovered Williams riding an electric bicycle on a road near his residence.

Officers in the Dallas suburb of Frisco revealed that Williams’ blue Lamborghini left a roadway and hit a pole near the team’s practice facility just before 5 am on Saturday, according to ESPN.

Authorities said the driver had fled the scene on Green Avenue and Lebanon Road. Police discovered Williams while reviewing the incident when they found the car was registered under his name.

Terrance Williams was released from custody after posting $369 bond on the misdemeanor intoxication charge.

After he was freed from the Frisco Detention Center, Williams tried to explain his side of the story in a written statement after expressing appreciation that no one was hurt in the incident.

“I am grateful that no one was injured in the accident,” Williams said. “The driver in front of me slammed on his brakes, and I turned to the left and hopped the curb to avoid him. I got his insurance information, and my neighbor picked me up when my car wouldn’t drive.”

‘I live near where the accident occurred, my neighbor dropped me off, and I called a tow truck and took the scooter from my house to meet the tow truck.”

“The officer, who I have met in the past in the neighborhood, saw me on the scooter and arrested me without performing sobriety tests. I have been an upstanding citizen and handled the situation the best way I know. I apologize if I should have handled it a bit differently,” Williams continued.

Chip Lewis, the star receiver’s defense lawyer, said that he and client “appreciate the professionalism of all involved in handling this situation.”

“Contrary to reports,” he proceeded, “Terrance did not hit a pole, and there was no pole near the vehicle. Secondly, his arrest was unrelated to the traffic accident. We are confident that once all the facts are brought to light in court Terrance will be vindicated.”

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