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Bail Set for Former Baltimore Raven Arrested for Hit and Run

jermaine-lewisFormer Baltimore Raven wide receiver, Jermaine Lewis, 36, was arrested at his home in Reisterstown, Maryland for an alledged Hit and Run.

Witnesses reported that Lewis was driving erratically, then crashed his car into a sign in front of a volunteer fire department, and fled the scene.

A Baltimore County police officer stated he found Lewis in his home laying on his couch with a strong odor of alcohol; His damaged car was parked in the driveway.

When asked what happened, Lewis told the officer “I ain’t hurt no one! I’m in my house!”

When told he was being arrested Lewis said “No, I’m in my house.”

According to court documents, the officer grabbed Lewis’ arm. Lewis resisted. The officer told him if he did not comply he would be tased; Lewis ignored the orders to get up and the officer tased Lewis.

Police later discovered that Lewis’ driver’s license was revoked. He is charged with eight different offenses, including failing to report an accident, and is being held on $50,000 bail pending a formal hearing.

Lewis, who also played at the University of Maryland, had a nine-year NFL career, playing for the Baltimore Ravens from 1996 to 2001 and then the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars. He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection.

Lewis is best remembered for his 84-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the Ravens’ 2001 Super Bowl victory over the New York Giants.
Additional Details: Baltimore Sun

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