Just one day after avoiding suspension for his controversial on-field antics, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has reportedly received a ticket for “careless driving”, his third incident related to reckless behavior behind the wheel since 2011.
According to Fox News Detroit, Suh was ticketed for failure to use due care and caution, allegedly driving his black Range Rover at a high speed in the right lane of a road.
The Detroit Press reports however that the recent charge may not stand.
Police Chief William Armstrong said he watched a video of Suh’s driving that day and plans to meet with the city attorney this afternoon to discuss whether that charge should go forward as is, be dropped altogether or whether Suh should be reissued a speeding ticket.
“I would have said, if anything, speeding,” Armstrong said. “And looking at the video tape, it’s hard to say exactly how fast he was going. When you look at the video, it appears that he’s traveling faster than the other vehicles around him, but was it excessive? I don’t think it was excessive, and he’s merging over and from what I see on the tape, as far as when he merges over, my opinion, I don’t see the near-accident.”
This, of course, is not the first traffic incident Suh has been involved in.
In December 2011, Suh lost control of a car and crashed into a drinking fountain and tree in Portland. A woman has filed a civil lawsuit seeking $1 million from Suh in the crash.
He also was involved in a traffic accident last month in Dearborn, but police in the Detroit suburb said the accident was minor and fault could not be determined.
When Suh played at Nebraska he pleaded guilty to negligent driving and paid a $60 fine after crashing into three parked cars. Suh claimed he ran into the cars by accident while trying to avoid a small animal that jumped in front of his vehicle at the time.
MyFoxDetroit has more on Ndamukong Suh’s recent reckless driving incident in the video below: