Philadelphia Eagles’ Jason Peters Arrested For Drag Racing, Fleeing Police

Jun 4, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters (71) addresses the media during minicamp at the NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

New Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is all about speed, but probably not the kind that got offensive lineman Jason Peters arrested on Wednesday morning. Peters was arrested in Monroe, Louisiana for drag racing and resisting a police officer by flight, according to the police report.

From USA Today Sports:

According to the arrest affidavit, Deputy L. Deal observed a white Camaro and blue sedan at the red light of U.S. 165 North and Central Street around 4:45 a.m.

When the traffic light turned green, the Camaro and sedan accelerated at a high rate of speed and appeared to be racing.

The Camaro exceeded speeds of 100 mph while the deputy was in pursuit. The Camaro then exited Interstate 20 and stopped in shopping center parking lot, police said.

The deputy gave verbal commands to Peters to get out of the vehicle, which he obeyed. Peters was restrained in handcuffs, arrested and transported to Ouachita Correctional Center and booked on drag racing and resisting by flight, police said.

No one is entirely sure why Peters, who is from Queen City, Texas, was in Louisiana in the first place, but it looks like you can find some nice drag racing in the area if you are in to that kind of thing.

Topics: Jason Peters, Philadelphia Eagles

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