titans WR kenny britt arrested after car chas
Titans WR Kenny Britt arrested after car chase in N.J.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt was arrested Tuesday in New Jersey after leading police on a car chase, FOXSports.com reported.
Britt was charged with eluding a police officer, lying to an officer hindering apprehension, and obstructing governmental function, police told the website. FOX reported that the eluding charge is a felony while the other two counts are misdemeanors.
According to the police report, Britt was caught driving his Porsche at 71 mph in a 50 mph zone at 4:30 p.m. in his hometown of Bayonne, N.J. As an officer attempted to pull Britt over, Britt accelerated and began weaving through traffic. Britt later stopped his car on a local street, where he and a passenger, whom police identified as Jerel Lord, got out of the vehicle.
An officer ordered Britt and Lord to stop for questioning, FOX reported, citing the police report. The two denied they were in the vehicle; Britt later admitted the Porsche was his but denied he was driving. Lord tried to run away during the interview but was apprehended, FOX reported.
Lord was charged with marijuana possession and two other counts. A police spokesman told FOX that Britt was not tested for possible drug use at the scene.
Britt and Lord were released on a summons, FOX reported; they are required to appear in court in Hudson County, N.J. No date was given in FOX’s report.
The incident falls under the NFL's personal conduct policy even though the league's players are currently locked out. Commissioner Roger Goodell will enforce the policy once the lockout ends.
This is Britt's third incident with police since the start of last year, FOX reported. He was arrested in January 2010 for failure to pay for three outstanding traffic warrants. In October, he was questioned in an assault case in Nashville. Britt was later cleared by a grandjury in that case.