Bills Receiver Charged With DWI After His Car Strikes a Police Officer

Paul Hubbard's odds to make the roster just got a bit longer.

Wide receiver Paul Hubbard was probably a long shot at best to make the Bills’ roster this season, given Buffalo’s pretty impressive talent at that position.

This won’t help his cause.

According to reports, Hubbard, 26, was charged with DWI early Sunday morning after his car struck a Buffalo police officer walking in the area of West Chippewa and Pearl streets.

Oh, boy.

Officers were responding to a call for a fight at a Pearl Street bar at about 4:30 a. m. when Hubbard clipped Lt. John D. Rieman, police said. Rieman was treated in Erie County Medical Center and released.

Another officer witnessed the scene and approached Hubbard’s vehicle. The officer removed Hubbard from the car and handcuffed him. To make Hubbard’s day even worse, he was actually initial a suspect in an armed robbery that had happened in the area an hour before. However, later officers determined that Hubbard was not a suspect in the armed robbery, but he did display “characteristics of a person operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol,” according to an arrest report.

Hubbard’s blood alcohol content was measured at 0.08, right at the New York State limit for being charged with DWI.

Hubbard, a former Browns draft pick, has spent most of the past two seasons on the Buffalo practice squad. He appeared in two games in 2010, catching one pass for eight yards in the meaningless season finale against the Jets.

The Bills have yet to comment.

 

Topics: Paul Hubbard

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