Seahawks defensive end Brock charged with DUI

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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Raheem Brock has been charged with drunken driving more than a year after his arrest, according to King County court documents.

The King County Prosecutor's Office filed formal charges Tuesday.  Brock, 33, is to be arraigned Dec. 21.

Brock, who is in his second season in Seattle, was pulled over just before 3 a.m. on Nov. 13, 2010. He traveled with the team to Arizona for a road game that was played the next day.

According to a a police report on the incident, he was pulled over on Interstate 5 and registered an alcohol level of 0.133, far above the legal limit of 0.08.

A University of Washington Police Department officer stopped Brock's Bentley at 2:45 a.m Saturday on I-5 at the Northeast 45th Street overpass, near the UW campus.  The officer said Brock was going 85 to 90 mph in a 60 mph zone.

A Washington State Patrol trooper called to the scene said the campus police officer told him he noticed Brock had "bloodshot and watery eyes," and that he admitted to having been drinking. 

Brock agreed to perform a breath test, and he registered an alcohol level of 0.133, the state police statement said.  

After he was read his rights, Brock asked, "You guys don't take care of your athletes out here?"

The state trooper said he asked Brock what he meant and that Brock replied, "Every time I have been stopped out East -- Chicago, New Jersey and Philadelphia -- the cops either followed me home or gave me a ride."

After Brock's arrest, two more breath tests were administered and Brock registered 0.115 and 0.111, the statement said.  After being cited on suspicion of DUI and released, Brock was transported to his residence in Bellevue, the statement said.




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