Steelers Football Player Charged with DUI

Steelers Football Player Charged with DUI

 Alameda Ta’amu, who is a professional defense football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor counts early Sunday morning, after fleeing from police and striking other vehicles in the process. 22-year old Ta’amu was restrained with two sets of handcuffs after being chased and finally caught by officials.

The chase began Sunday morning around 2:30 a.m. near South 14th Street, when officials saw a vehicle erratically driving. One of the off-duty officers reported that “the vehicle was swerving across the double-yellow lines … and passing several vehicles at a time. The vehicle was running red lights and speeding in the East Carson entertainment district, which has thousands of intoxicated pedestrians walking on the streets and sidewalks.” Ta’amu tried to flee from the police and was arrested at Sarah Street. While trying to evade the authorities he almost ran over three officers. Ta’amu crashed his 2006 Lincoln Navigator into several other vehicles. During the chase, a woman-Jenifer Kosko- was severely hurt and several vehicles were damaged. When officials caught up to him, they smelled the odor of alcohol on him. Ta’amu fiercely resisted arrest and when four officers attempted to put handcuffs on him, he “ripped his opposite arm away … then tucked the arm along his body and appeared to be reaching with his free hand toward his waistband.” A police officer punched Ta’amu twice in the face to subdue him.

Ta’amu is now facing various felony charges for the following: fleeing from authorities, drunk driving, and for putting in danger the lives of three police officers. In addition, he was also charged with 10 misdemeanors, which included resisting arrest and failure to obey traffic laws. He was set free on bail of $25,000.

 

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