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Patriots’ Alfonzo Dennard arrested for DUI

Dennard was arrested July 11 Lincoln Neb.  accused driving drunk state where he once starred as defensive back. (AP

Dennard was arrested July 11 in Lincoln, Neb., and accused of driving drunk in the state where he once starred as a defensive back. (AP Photo/Lincoln Police Department)

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Updated: July 16, 2013 11:00AM

LINCOLN, Neb. — Alfonzo Dennard of the New England Patriots has been arrested and accused of driving drunk in Lincoln where he once starred as a Nebraska defensive back.

Lincoln police say 24-year-old Dennard was pulled over southeast of downtown Lincoln just before 2 a.m. Thursday. Lincoln police say Dennard failed a field sobriety test.

Police spokeswoman Katie Flood says Dennard was taken to a detoxification center but not jailed. Dennard also is accused of refusing a chemical test and a driving infraction. He has not been charged.

In April Dennard was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of probation for assaulting a police officer in Lincoln last year.

A phone listing for Dennard couldn’t be found. His attorney didn’t immediately return a call from The Associated Press.

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