Former Bengals LB Rey Maualuga arrested Saturday in NKY

Former Bengals LB Rey Maualuga arrested Saturday in NKY
The former Bengals linebacker was released several hours later at 8:45 a.m., according to the jail. (Source: WXIX)

VILLA HILLS, Ky. (FOX19) - Former Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga was arrested early Saturday for intoxicated driving and reckless driving in Villa Hills, according to Kenton County Jail website.

Maualuga, a 2009 second round pick of the Bengals, was arrested by the Villa Hills Police Department and booked in the jail around 2 a.m. Saturday, the jail’s website showed.

According to the citation, his vehicle was seen leaving McDonald’s. Maualuga made a left hand turn, traveled into the opposite lane of traffic on Collins and nearly struck a vehicle that was waiting to turn.

“Above was asked to step out of the vehicle where he smelled heavily of an intoxicating alcoholic substance, had displayed signs of slurred speech. Above had glassy, wattery eyes,” the citation reads.

The citation says Maualuga continued to almost fall over several times while performing the field sobriety test, stated he had “drank some” and refused a breathalyzer test.

The former Bengals linebacker was released several hours later at 8:45 a.m., according to the jail.

Maualuga spent eight seasons in Cincinnati, racking up 584 combined tackles during his time as a Bengal.

The 2009 draft pick out of USC started 104 career games for the Bengals.

Maualuga last played in 2017 with the Miami Dolphins and played just six games with the team.

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