Panthers receiver Dwayne Jarrett was arrested early this morning on DWI charges. It was his second DWI arrest in less than three years, and makes him subject to suspension under the NFL's personal conduct policy.
According to the Charlotte Observer, a spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Jarrett was pulled over by an officer shortly after 2 a.m. on Interstate 77 on a speeding infraction. He was then arrested when the officer found probable cause to charge the fourth-year Panthers' player with DWI.
Police say Jarrett refused a sobriety test at the scene and was taken by the arresting officer to a hospital for a blood alcohol test.
"Sometimes it takes weeks for results of those tests to come back," said the CMPD spokesman, Officer Robert Fey.
Jarrett, 24, was arrested on March 11, 2008, by Mint Hill police for DWI, after an officer said he saw Jarrett cross the center line and run a red light.
Jarrett pleaded guilty on June 23, 2008, and was sentenced to 24 hours' community service, per the Observer.
Panthers officials had no comment.
It's the second DWI arrest of an NFL receiver in the last three weeks. Jets receiver Braylon Edwards was arrested last month on DWI charges in Manhattan and faces a Nov. 9 court date.
Jarrett has been an abysmal failure so far in Carolina. A second-round pick in 2007, he has just 35 receptions and one touchdown.