New Orleans Saints DE McCray charged with DWI

New Orleans Saints defensive end Bobby McCray was arrested early

Tuesday and charged with driving while intoxicated and other

counts, police said.

Police spokesman Gary Flot said McCray, 28, was stopped by an

officer who saw him speeding about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. He was booked

into Orleans Parish Prison on charges of driving while intoxicated,

speeding, careless operation of a motor vehicle and not having his

vehicle registration with him.

A jail spokesman said McCray was released on his own

recognizance around 7 a.m.

McCray refused to take a breathalyzer test, police spokesman

Janssen Valencia said.

“You have the right to refuse the test, but it has

consequences,” Valencia said. “Those include arrest and losing

your license.”

A person suspected of driving drunk in Louisiana and refusing

the breath test automatically loses his license for one year.

Flot said McCray did not resist arrest.

McCray was signed to a five-year contract in March 2008, and

took over as the starter during the last half of the season when

defensive end Charles Grant was injured. He responded with 37

tackles (26 solo), the second-highest total of his career, and a

club-high six sacks.

A seventh-round pick out of Florida in 2004, McCray played his

first four seasons with Jacksonville.

This season, playing as a backup, McCray has appeared in all 15

games, and has 10 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

“We are aware of the situation involving Bobby McCray and we

will let the legal process take its course,” said Saints spokesman

Greg Bensel.

McCray’s attorney, Donald Foret, said he planned to talk to

McCray later Tuesday and did not comment further.

The Saints (13-2) have clinched the NFC South title, a

first-round bye. With Chicago’s victory over the Vikings Monday

night, they will play all their playoff games at home.

The players had Tuesday off.