Bernard Pierce, running back for NFL's Ravens, charged with DUI

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 18, 2015 11:23 AM

(Reuters) - Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce was charged with drunken driving on Wednesday after police pulled him over for speeding in the Baltimore suburb of Towson.

Pierce, 23, was pulled over just before 2 a.m. EDT and was arrested after failing field sobriety tests, Baltimore County police said.

He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding for driving 55 miles per hour in a posted 30 mph zone, police said.

Pierce, a three-year NFL veteran, rushed for 366 yards on 93 carries last year for the Ravens, averaging 3.9 yards per carry.

(Reporting by Steve Ginsburg; Editing by Susan Heavey)