Cleveland Browns lineman arrested for drunk driving

From the Royalton Post:

A Cleveland Browns offensive lineman was arrested for OVI and other counts after being stopped by police while in a Cleveland Metroparks parking lot around 1 a.m. Sept. 26.

According to a North Royalton Police report, an officer saw Alvin Bailey Jr., 25, a city resident, speeding northbound on West 130th Street at 12:57 a.m. in his lifted pick-up truck. The vehicle then turned onto Valley Parkway and into the Paw Paw Picnic Area just off of West 130th.

An officer allegedly saw Bailey exiting the vehicle and reportedly ignored commands to go back inside, with Bailey instead bending down under the tailgate. Bailey then stood up, seeming surprised at the officer’s presence, according to the report. He stated he stopped due to a vehicle warning of high air pressure and was releasing air.

Bailey reportedly told officers he was driving home after spending several hours at a Pearl Road business in Strongsville. He said he went there after arriving back in Cleveland from Miami, where the 0-3 Browns had played the previous afternoon and lost to the Dolphins 30-24. Bailey was a new addition to the starting lineup in that game after center Cameron Erving was injured earlier this season.

Bailey – who the Browns list at 6-foot-3-inches and 320 pounds – reportedly admitted to drinking while at the business and consuming several whiskeys on the plane from Miami before that. He was arrested for OVI after performing poorly on sobriety tests and testing over the legal limit on a portable breath test.

During a search of the vehicle, officers allegedly saw green flakes believed to be marijuana inside the center console, including in an unlocked lock box. Bailey was cited for failure to comply, drug abuse, drug paraphernalia, speed and unsafe vehicle (cracked windshield). He had a Sept. 29 court date.

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