LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A court affidavit details what happened before former Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett was charged with driving while intoxicated Tuesday in Springdale, KATV content partner KFSM Channel 5 News reported.
Officers were called about 6:23 p.m. to a crash at New Hope Road and Arkansas 112, the affidavit says. A driver told police that he'd swerved toward a ditch to avoid a collision with a silver pickup that had crossed the center line. But the pickup swerved back into the correct lane and struck the car.
Mallett was "swaying heavily," had bloodshot and watery eyes and smelled of intoxicants, the affidavit says. He reportedly told police he'd had one beer.
Police said Mallet's blood alcohol content tested at 0.081. The legal limit in Arkansas 0.08.
Mallett was also cited for careless and prohibited driving. He was released from the Springdale city jail on $800 bond.
A court date was set for Oct. 14.
Mallett played at Arkansas from 2008-10. He was drafted in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft and played for New England, Houston, and Baltimore.