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Report: Lions DT Williams faces DWI charge

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By PFW staff

Lions DT Corey Williams was in court in Monticello, Ark. facing a DWI charge from last year, according to Monticello Live.

Williams was pulled over around 11:30 p.m. on June 18, 2011 by an Arkansas State trooper. According to the report, Williams was “very polite with the officer” but failed a field sobriety test. William blew a .10 and the legal limit is .08.

District Judge Ken Harper took the case “under advisement” and is expected to rule next week. Williams’ attorney, Rickey Hicks, alleged that the traffic stop was “racially profiled” and he filed a motion to suppress the charges.

The Lions released the following statement: "Corey did not report this incident to us when it happened due to the prohibition of contact during last year's work stoppage. We are aware of today's reports. We are in process of gathering more info and will have further comment when appropriate."

Williams, a ninth-year veteran, started 15 games for the Lions last season and made 31 tackles and two sacks. He played his college ball for Arkansas State.

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