New York Jets rookie tight end Chris Herndon was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after crashing his car into a vehicle operated by a 76-year-old man at 4:45 a.m. ET Saturday in New Jersey, a state police spokesman confirmed.
Herndon was driving a Nissan Armada, totaled a Toyota FJ-40 Land Cruiser that was transporting a vintage automobile, spokesman Lawrence Peele told ESPN. Herndon was handcuffed at the scene and taken to a nearby New Jersey State Police barracks, where a Breathalyzer test confirmed he was over the legal limit, Peele said. He declined to release the results.
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“We are aware of the situation and have no further comment at this time,” a Jets spokesman said.
The Miami Herald reported Elliott had injuries to his arm in the accident. It is currently unknown if Herndon was injured. Elliott’s friend told the Herald: “The only thing my friend said was that Herndon left in handcuffs. Herndon’s car hit the trailer, and his car spun around and then hit Al’s car. The motorcar and trailer look like they were put in a blender.’’
The source said a witness on the scene said that Herndon appeared to be speeding. Not a great start to your career. You only get a few second chances in the NFL. If you can really play, you’ll get as many as you want.