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Pittsburgh Steelers receiver and Dancing with the Stars winner Hines Ward was arrested Saturday morning on drunk driving charges.
According to Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta police stopped Ward at around 2:30 a.m. on Buford Highway when an officer noticed his Aston Martin was swerving and hitting a curb.
He failed a field sobriety test and refused a breathalyzer. He claimed to have only had two drinks, but cooperated with the police and his sober friend drove his car home.
Ward, 35, was taken to the DeKalb County Jail on DUI charges and was later released on a $1,000 bond.
On Friday, Ward wrote on his Facebook page, "How many of you guys and gals text while driving? I am bad at doing that. It's very unsafe. Help remind me from time to time to stop texting, tweeting, or facebook while driving. Let's help each other!"
According to NBC, this is not the first time Ward has had a run-in with the law while driving. In 2006, he paid a large fine for speeding and was also charged with reckless driving, but the charge was later dropped.