Eagles' Peters Arrested for Drag Racing, Fleeing Police

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MONROE, La. (AP) - Five-time Pro Bowler Jason Peters of the Philadelphia Eagles has been arrested in north Louisiana for allegedly drag racing and trying to flee from police.

The Monroe (La.) News-Star reports (http://tnsne.ws/11gxete ) that Peters was released on bond Wednesday after his early morning arrest. An arrest affidavit obtained by the newspaper says an Ouachita (WAH' shih TAH) Parish Sheriff's Office deputy saw a white Camaro and a blue sedan in what appeared to be a race at 4:45 a.m.

The sedan's driver pulled over when the deputy activated his lights. Authorities said the Camaro driver, identified as Jason R. Peters, led the deputy on a chase at speeds exceeding 100 mph before finally stopping at a shopping mall parking lot.

It wasn't clear if he has an attorney.

The Eagles said they've been in contact with Peters, but declined further comment due to "the legal nature of this matter."


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