Jermiah Braswell, wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, allegedly crashed an orange Camaro into Lake Erie Saturday night while driving under the influence according to Put-In-Bay police.
Witnesses told police the driver was traveling at a very high speed when the vehicle left the roadway, traveled through a long grassy area and flew off an embankment before coming to rest in the lake.
Officers went into the water and approached the Camaro to find Braswell still in the driver’s seat trying to drive forward saying he was "stuck" and "didn't know what happened".
Police say Braswell was slurring his words and submitted to field sobriety tests, after which he was placed under arrest for Operating a Vehicle Intoxicated. He agreed to a portable breathalyzer test showing his blood alcohol content exceeded Ohio's legal limit of 0.08 but refused to submit a chemical test to determine his BAC.
Put-In-Bay police say no other people were in the vehicle and no bystanders were injured.
Braswell played football at Youngstown State University before joining the NFL.