Dec 29, 2009 6:28 PM by Rob Kirkpatrick
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - 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 says McCray 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.
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
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
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.