Jermiah Braswell, an undrafted free agent wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, was arrested for OVI (Operating a Vehicle Impaired) Saturday evening after driving his car into Lake Erie on South Bass Island in Ohio while under the influence.
The driver of this Camaro is facing a charge of OVI after crashing into Lake Erie off Put-In-Bay. Police have identified him as Jermiah Braswell, a Central Catholic graduate and NFL player for the Arizona Cardinals. FULL STORY: https://t.co/hiKzOOQu97 pic.twitter.com/Ing0mrMYhm— WTVG 13abc (@13abc) June 28, 2020
“As officers went into the water and approached the Camaro, they found the driver was still in the driver’s seat trying to drive forward. He told officers that he was ‘stuck’ and didn’t know what happened. As officers spoke with the driver, they noticed that his speech was slurred and he was unable to explain how his Camaro ended up in the water,” Put-In-Bay (Ohio) Police said in a news release.
According to reports, Braswell was driving at high speeds when he drove off the road. His speech was slurred as he spoke with the officers as he could not explain how his car got into the water.
He submitted to a standardized field sobriety test as well as a breathalyzer test, which his BAC exceeded the legal limit.
Fortunately he was the only person in the vehicle and no one got hurt in the crash.
Prior to joining the Cardinals, the 6-foot, 210-pound receiver had his best season of football last year at Youngstown State after setting career highs in catches (24), receiving yards (515), and touchdowns (7).
There are no words from the Cardinals organization yet regarding Braswell’s situation however his NFL career could possibly be in jeopardy before it even got started.