Steelers Running Backs Charged with DUI for Marijuana

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Police have filed marijuana charges against two Steelers running backs after a traffic stop just before the two were going to take a flight to play in a preseason game in Philadelphia. The two men were charged only hours before the event was to begin.

A motorcycle officer reported that he stopped next to a black Camaro at a red light. He could not see through the tinted windows, but according to his criminal complaint, he smelled marijuana through a partially-opened window on the driver’s side. At this point, he turned on his emergency lights and made the traffic stop.

The running backs were in the front seat and a 21-year-old woman was in the back. When the police officer told the driver he smelled marijuana, the driver denied having any, but according to the officer, the driver’s eyes were red and glassy and his pupils were dilated. The driver did confess to smoking marijuana within the past two hours, however.

Backup units arrived with a police dog, at which point the driver confessed he had 20 grams of marijuana in the glove box.

Police handcuffed the driver and took him to the hospital to have his blood drawn.

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