It has been a rough few days for the New Orleans Saints. First came Sunday's painful NFC Championship Game loss, and early this morning, defensive back P.J. Williams was arrested for drunk driving.
According to The Advocate, Williams was booked into New Orleans jail this morning at 1:10 a.m. ET for drunken and careless driving. He was released three hours later.
This is the second time Williams has run afoul of the law for drinking and driving. He was arrested in Florida back in 2015 on suspicion of drunk driving but the charges were later dropped.
Here are some details of today's arrest, courtesy of The Advocate:
New Orleans police said officers on the Crescent City Connection saw Williams, 25, speed at 80 miles per hour when the limit was 50 mph, use a traffic lane improperly, and fail to signal a turn. The officers stopped him at the corner of Camp Street and Andrew Higgins Boulevard, next to the National World War II Museum in the Central Business District; and he refused to submit to take the blood-alcohol content test commonly referred to as the Breathalyzer, police said.
Williams just finished his third season with the Saints. He has been a key contributor in the secondary throughout his time in New Orleans.
In 15 games this season, Williams produced 53 tackles, one interception and one sack. He returned his lone INT for a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings.
Williams made eight tackles and broke up one pass in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams.