By Garth O'Brien | December 13, 2008
Filed Under Athlete DUI
Federal Way, Washington. Reggie Rogers, 44, is a well known University of Washington Husky football star. During the 1980’s, Rogers was an honored defense lineman, and was a first round draft pick of the Detroit Lions. His storied football career came to an end in 1990 when he was convicted of negligent homicide killing three teenagers as a result of drunk driving.
Rogers was arrested for DUI three weeks ago in Federal Way, Washington. Allegedly, Rogers was involved in a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 5. Police actually witnessed Rogers driving away from the scene, and when he was finally pulled over there was an abundance of evidence. The officer observed bloodshot and watery eyes, and smelled a strong odor of intoxicants. It was also evident that Rogers had difficulty maintaining his balance and spoke with slurred speech.
During the DUI processing at the police station Rogers refused to provide a breath test sample and grew increasingly belligerent. He was booked and released on $10,000 bail. His first court appearance was set for December 11th.