Jul 11, 2011 4:55 PM by Gene Cotton

Police: Steelers' Ward failed field sobriety test

ATLANTA (AP) - Police say Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward had glassy, bloodshot eyes and failed field sobriety tests during a traffic stop in Atlanta that landed him a drunken driving charge.

The police report says a transit officer pulled Ward over around 2:30 a.m. Saturday after he failed to maintain his lane and hit a curb. The transit officer called a DeKalb County police officer who administered a series of field sobriety tests.

The former Super Bowl MVP and reigning "Dancing With the Stars" champ is set to appear Oct. 6 in court. He faces a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge, punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Atlanta lawyer Andrew Ree says the 35-year-old was not impaired by alcohol while driving and cooperated fully with police.




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