Just before 2 a.m. this morning, a Baltimore County Police officer stopped a 2014 Ford Mustang for speeding at Dulaney Valley Road and I-695 in Towson.
The officer suspected that the driver been drinking so he had the driver exit the vehicle for field sobriety tests. After failing field sobriety tests, the driver was arrested and taken to the Towson precinct for processing.
The person arrested has been identified as 23-year-old Bernard Hayward Pierce of Baltimore. Pierce is a member of the Baltimore Ravens.
Pierce was cooperative with police. He was processed and released per Baltimore County Police Department procedures.
Pierce was charged with:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- Driving while impaired by alcohol
- Exceeding maximum speed: 55 Mph in a posted 30 Mph zone
- Driving vehicle in excess of reasonable and prudent speed on a highway
Baltimore County Police Department procedures allow for a person arrested for DUI to be released to a responsible adult if the following conditions are met:
- The person must be a Maryland resident
- A responsible, sober adult must be willing to pick the person up and take responsibility for the person within two hours
- The person has no previous charges for DUI or FTA (Failure to appear in court)
- Approval of a supervisor or shift commander