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Heyward-Bey charged with DUI

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP)

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey has been charged with misdemeanor drunken driving after his arrest last month after a traffic stop on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

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California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Tam says Heyward-Bey was driving his 2012 Range Rover on the lower deck of the bridge on April 7 when he was pulled over by a CHP officer who saw him speeding and weaving.

Tam says the 25-year-old Heyward-Bey was arrested after failing a field sobriety test. Authorities have not said what his blood-alcohol level was at the time of the incident.

Heyward-Bey is due in court on May 31.

''We will be pleading not guilty on May 31 and we will further investigate and contest these charges as the case moves forward,'' said attorney Ivan Golde, who represents Heyward-Bey.

Golde called it ''a very low blood-alcohol level case,'' but declined to get into specifics since the authorities haven't released the number. He also said Thursday it should be noted Heyward-Bey ''has been a model NFL player.''

Heyward-Bey was the Raiders' first-round draft pick in 2009. He had a breakout season in 2011 with 975 yards receiving and four touchdowns after struggling in his first two years.

The Raiders said in a statement, "The team is well aware of the situation, and takes matters such as this very seriously. The organization will continue to gather specifics, and continue to cooperate with all parties involved."

— NewsCore contributed to this report.

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