Smith faces drunken driving charge

Updated: January 2, 2010, 10:48 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Authorities say a Colts practice squad wide receiver has been arrested in Indianapolis on suspicion of drunken driving.

A police report says 26-year-old Taj Smith was stopped about 3:30 a.m. Friday after an officer noticed the vehicle he was driving swerved across lanes and went above the 30 mph speed limit.

The report says Smith smelled of alcohol and failed field sobriety and alcohol breath tests. The Marion County sheriff's department says Smith was released later Friday. Police didn't know whether he had a lawyer.

Smith, who played two years at Syracuse, signed to the Colts' practice squad in September. The team said Saturday it was aware of the matter but had no further comment.


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