PICTURED: Ex-NFL star Vontae Davis is found curled up ASLEEP on the side of a highway next to two smashed up cars and struggles to keep his eyes open as he’s questioned by cops for DUI arrest after ‘crashing his Tesla into a pick-up truck’
Former NFL player Vontae Davis was found sleeping on the side of a highway by police officers in the aftermath of a horrific car crash.
Davis was arrested in Florida for driving under the influence and causing a crash that resulted in a pedestrian being rushed to hospital.
Pictures obtained by TMZ show Davis asleep with his arms under his head, dressed in a mint green ensemble as the wreckage of both cars sits nearby.
Witnesses also told TMZ that Davis stayed asleep – even while first responders moved around him – until cops put him in the back of a police car.
Even then, Davis seemed to struggle to stay awake – with footage showing him asleep in his seat.
Former NFL player Vontae Davis was found sleeping on the side of a highway before arrest
Davis is seen curled up asleep close to the wreckage of a horrific car crash in Florida
Davis also struggled to keep his eyes open as he was questioned by police officers after crash
The 34-year-old is seen sleeping in his seat in the back of a police car in dash cam footage
A spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol told TMZ that first responders arrived at the scene of a car crash involving two vehicles on State Road 821 on Saturday, February 4, at around 7.51am.
When police interacted with Davis, they said, as revealed by TMZ: ‘Your eyes are bloodshot. Your speech is slurred. You can barely stay awake. All right? You almost killed somebody.’
Officers asked Davis if he had consumed any alcohol, to which he replied: ‘Yes, I had two drinks. Two mixed drinks.’
Police then requested Davis to take a standard field sobriety test but the 2009 first-round draft pick refused.
There was significant damage to the front and back of Davis’ black Tesla while a pickup truck – a Toyota – suffered damage to its rear end.
In its report of the incident, police said that the 34-year-old had lost control of his vehicle and caused the crash.
Authorities also reported that there was enough force from the collision for the pickup truck to hit a pedestrian nearby.
The pedestrian was then immediately rushed to hospital with multiple injuries. The person’s identity was not revealed by local law enforcement in the immediate aftermath of the incident.
There was significant damage to front and back of Davis’ black Tesla as Davis is seen on floor
A Toyota pickup truck was mangled in the crash on State Road 821 on Saturday, February 4
Davis was ultimately placed under arrest and booked for DUI in Broward County
He was ultimately placed under arrest and booked for DUI in Broward County. His bond was set at $500. Court records show Davis has pleaded not guilty.
The former Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts and Buffalo Bills player played 10 seasons in the NFL from 2009 to 2018.
Davis got national attention when he abruptly retired at the end of a September 2018 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
He removed himself from the game in the first half, saying he was ‘done’ – later confirming his decision to retire once the contest had ended.
The two mashed up cars are cleared away following Saturday morning’s crash
Former Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts and Buffalo Bills player played 10 seasons in NFL
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