The driver who critically injured two people while driving the wrong way down I-75 in Detroit on Sunday was Lions cornerback Alex Brown. Tight end Charlie Taumoepeau, the passenger in Brown’s car, was one of the people seriously injured in the head-on collision.
Brown was arrested on two counts of operating while under the influence causing serious injury and two counts of reckless driving causing serious injury, according to prosecutor Kym Worthy’s office. He was booked in the Detroit Detention Center and is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.
The Lions cut Brown later Sunday morning, while Taumpoepeau was waived with a non-football injury designation on Monday. He’ll revert to the reserve/non-football injury list on Tuesday if he goes unclaimed.
“We are aware of the situation from Sunday morning involving Alex Brown,” the Lions said in a statement. “Alex was waived from the team Sunday afternoon and Charlie Taumoepeau is receiving proper medical care following injuries sustained from the incident.
“Driving under the influence is a matter we take very seriously. We as an organization extend our thoughts and support to the victim and his family during his recovery.”
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SOURCE: MLive, Kyle Meinke