No contest DUI plea for Heyward-Bey

No contest DUI plea for Heyward-Bey
July 23, 2012, 11:21 pm
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SAN FRANCISCO Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey has pleaded no contest to driving drunk across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

The 25-year-old Heyward-Bey entered his plea Monday in a San Francisco courtroom in exchange for a sentence of three years' probation, three months of DUI classes and various fines totaling around 1,800.

Heyward-Bey was charged in May with misdemeanor drunken driving following his April 7 arrest during a traffic stop.

He was driving his 2012 Range Rover on the bridge's lower deck when he was pulled over by an officer who saw him speeding and weaving shortly after he left a San Francisco nightclub.

He was arrested after failing a field sobriety test.

Heyward-Bey was the Raiders' first-round draft pick in 2009 and had a breakout season in 2011.