Rams' Troy Hill Arrested on Suspicion of DUI After Crash - NBC New York

Rams' Troy Hill Arrested on Suspicion of DUI After Crash



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    In this file photo, Defensive back Troy Hill #13 of the Oregon Ducks warms up before taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. Hill, now a cornerback for the Los Angeles Rams, will be inactive for Sunday's game against Miami after his arrest early Saturday morning.

    Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after a crash on the 101 Freeway Saturday morning, authorities said.

    The California Highway Patrol received a report that a Mercedes Benz and a big rig had crashed on the westbound 101 Freeway west of Haskell Avenue just before 8 a.m., according to the CHP.

    When officers arrived, one of the drivers identified himself as Troy Hill, and said he was a player for the Los Angeles Rams.

    Hill was driving the white Mercedes when he swerved to the right and collided with the big rig, authorities said. 

    Officers at the scene noted that Hill showed signs of alcohol intoxication and conducted a series of field sobriety tests. Hill was arrested after officers determined he was under the influence of alcohol, according to the CHP.

    Hill was taken to the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys jail where he was booked for DUI. He was released after posting $15,000 bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    The Rams acknowledged an "incident" involving Hill in a brief statement, but called it an "ongoing legal matter" and provided no more details. The team added that he will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins.