Broncos' Moreno charged with DUI
Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno was arrested on charges of DUI in Denver while behind the wheel of a Bentley convertible with personalized license plates that read "SAUCED," KDVR-31 reported Monday.
The 24-year-old reportedly was driving 70 mph in a 45-mph zone when he was pulled over by Denver police last week.
An officer smelled alcohol on his breath and he was asked to undergo a roadside sobriety test, in which he performed poorly.
He was charged with DUI, failing to have insurance and careless driving and is scheduled to be arraigned on March 2, according to court records cited by The Denver Post.
"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 takes it course."
Moreno, a first-round pick out of Georgia in 2009, had his 2011 season cut short after tearing an ACL in mid-November. He had lost his starting spot earlier in the year to Willis McGahee.