Tag:Knowshon Moreno DUI
Posted on: February 6, 2012 8:27 pm
Edited on: February 7, 2012 1:15 pm

Knowshon Moreno arrested for DUI

Moreno was reportedly arrested for DUI. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno was pulled over for speeding and arrested for DUI on February 1, according to a Denver district attorney's spokeswoman.

Moreno was pulled over while doing 70 mph in a 45 mph construction zone in a Bentley convertible and an officer smelled alcohol on his breath. Moreno did poorly on the roadside sobriety tests and was taken into detox.

According to the report, cops described Moreno as "very respectful and polite." Of course, when the vanity license plate of the Bentley you're speeding around in while allegedly drinking reads "SAUCED," there's really no other way to behave when the cops bust you.

“We take the incident involving Knowshon Moreno very seriously and are thoroughly reviewing this matter,” the Broncos said in a statement Monday. “Our organization will continue to gather information and closely monitor this issue while the legal process runs its course."

Moreno had a big step-back season in 2011, starting just two games (and playing in eight), while rushing for 179 yards and no touchdowns. He did catch 9 balls for 101 yards and a touchdown, however, before tearing his ACL on November 15.

UPDATE (Feb. 8, 12:12 p.m. ET): Moreno has been charged with drunken driving, careless driving and failure to have proof of insurance. He is due in court March 2.

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