New York Jets rookie tight end Chris Herndon was charged with driving while intoxicated over the weekend, the Miami Herald reported on Monday.
According to the newspaper, Herndon was driving a Nissan Armada and crashed into a Toyota FJ-40 Land Cruiser truck owned by 76-year-old Albert Elliott at 4:45 am. Saturday at mile marker 35.4 heading west on Interstate 80 in Rockaway Township, New Jersey. The accident occurred about 15 miles north of New York's practice facility in Florham Park.
The Herald also reported that Herndon demolished a railroad motorcar and the attached trailer, resulting in a bruised and gashed arm for Elliott.
It is unclear if Herndon was injured and the Jets did not provide further comment
"We are aware of the situation and have no further comment at this time," a Jets spokesman told multiple New York area media outlets.
The Herald citing a source also said a witness on the scene said Herndon appeared to be speeding.
According to NJ Advance media, Herndon failed a breathalyzer test but New Jersey Sgt. Lawrence Peele declined to give the results.
Herndon was the Jets fourth-round pick (107th overall) in this year's draft and signed his rookie contract a little over two weeks ago. The contract is a four-year, $3.1 million deal.
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