San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has been arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run reckless driving after he drove into a bicyclist and left the scene.
Culliver was driving a white Ford Mustang around 10:30 a.m. Friday morning when he hit a cyclist near downtown San Jose, said city police spokesman Albert Morales. Luckily, the bicyclist wasn’t seriously injured. A witness followed Culliver, 25, and had his car driven into by Culliver. The vehicle blocked the suspect’s car until police arrived to arrest him.
Illegal brass knuckles were found in the car after authorities conducted a search. He was booked into Santa Clara County Jail for felony hit and run, felony reckless driving with injury, felony possession of brass knuckles, and two misdemeanors (hit and run and driving on a suspended license).
“The 49ers organization is aware of the recent matter involving Chris Culliver,” San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said. “We will remain in contact with Chris and the local authorities as we continue to gather the facts regarding this situation. As this is an ongoing legal matter, we will reserve further comment at this time.”
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