Impaired Broncos staffer, an ex-NFLer, crashes twice

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Denver Broncos player personnel director Matt Russell was arrested over the weekend as he was suspected of being involved in an automobile accident and then crashed into a police car a few minutes later, according to the CBS TV affiliate in Denver.

Russell was jailed in Summit County, Colo., over the weekend.

The first incident occurred in the mountain town of Frisco and the second happened in Breckenridge.

"Any time anybody is impaired and hits a fully-marked police car that person should not have been driving in the first place," Colorado State Trooper Nate Reid. "It's a dangerous profession."

Police were alerted to Russell's first accident about 7:30 p.m. Saturday and began searching for him after he was reported driving a black 2008 Toyota Tundra. A few minutes, Russell reportedly rear-ended a Breckenridge police cruiser along Highway 9 on the outskirts of town.

Police arrested Russell at the scene. The officer was taken to a hospital with minor injuries and later released.

Russell faces driving under the influence, careless driving resulting in injury, having an open container of alcohol in his car, and failure to display proof of insurance charges.

He posted a $1,000 bond and was released Sunday.

Russell's blood alcohol results were not released by police.

There were no passengers in the vehicle.


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