Saints’ Damian Swann reportedly arrested for reckless driving
New Orleans Saints cornerback Damian Swann was arrested on reckless driving and speeding charges in Georgia, according to reports.
Macon.com reported that New Orleans Saints cornerback Damian Swann was arrested in Athens, GA on March 18 for driving 100 mph in a 65-mph speed zone.
"Swann was pulled over in his 2016 Jaguar XF S on inner loop 10 near College Station Rd. at 2:17 p.m. A police officer used a radar gun to record Swann driving 100 mph in a 65 mph zone while passing another driver who was to exiting on an off ramp. The radar gun initially picked up a speed of 81 mph and increasing, with the speed hitting 100 mph as he passed the other driver.Swann was arrested and received the reckless driving charge, according to the police report, because he was “driving 35 mph over the posted speed limit and was driving in complete disregard for the safety of his passenger and the motorist that he passed.”According to Georgia statute 40-6-390b, those convicted of reckless driving are guilty of a misdemeanor and can receive jail time “not to exceed 12 months.” A fine no greater than $1,000 can also be imposed."
Damian Swann was also reportedly in possession of two handguns, but he did have permits for them. Macon.com says Swann’s guns and vehicle were turned over to his passenger, who remains unnamed since he was not charged.
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The Saints traded their 2016 sixth-round pick to jump back up into the fifth round of last year’s draft to select Damian Swann out of the University of Georgia.
Swann showed promise as a rookie, however, he played in just seven games thanks to a series of concussions that began Week 5. He tallied 22 total tackles and four passes defended in his first year. He hopes to get past the head injuries in 2016 and become a big contributor in New Orleans’ secondary.