Bills DT Dareus charged in drag racing crash

Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus #99 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates after a sack against the Tampa...

Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus #99 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates after a sack against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers December 8, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images/AFP)

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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving and participating in an illegal speed contest related to a drag racing incident in his Jaguar.

All three charges are misdemeanors in New York.

Dareus was arraigned and released on his own recognizance.

Hamburg Town police said the event took place at 3:16 p.m. Friday after an anonymous caller lodged "a complaint of two vehicles, a black Camaro or Mustang, and a light colored vehicle, traveling westbound on Route 179 near McKinley Parkway, possibly racing."

A second officer received a call a short time later that a "white vehicle" crashed near a crowded restaurant, where the white Jaguar Dareus was operating had struck a tree near the Mongolian Buffet entrance.

 


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