Former UGA running back Knowshon Moreno charged with DUI
Former Georgia Bulldogs running back Knowshon Moreno has been charged with driving under the influence and careless driving after getting pulled over in Denver.
Moreno was driving his Bentley convertible with a personalized license plate that reads “SAUCED.” He was pulled over on Feb. 1 after allegedly driving 70 mph in a 45 mph construction zone.
Moreno, 24, was pulled over Feb. 1 while driving a Bentley at about 70 mph on Interstate 25 near Quincy Avenue and Union Avenue, according to a report by Denver television station KDVR-31. The posted speed limit in the area usually is 65 mph but is currently posted at 45 mph because it’s a construction zone.
Police gave Moreno a breath test and a field sobriety test and took the former Georgia star to a detox facility. He was charged with DUI, failing to have insurance and careless driving. He is scheduled to be arraigned March 2, court records state.
After two 1,000+ yard seasons at Georgia, Knowshon Moreno was selected 12th by the Denver Broncos in the 2009 NFL Draft. Moreno split carries with Willis McGahee in 2011 and eventually lost his starting spot to him.
Moreno is currently on injured reserve after tearing his ACL against the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 13, 2011.