MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Nick Fairley, a local football star and NFL player, was arrested early Sunday morning for driving under the influence and attempting to elude police.
Alabama State Troopers say Fairley was arrested shortly after 1:00 a.m. Sunday on I-10 near the intersection of Highway 90 in Tillman's Corner.
According to troopers Fairley initially refused to stop for the emergency lights and sirens. When he finally pulled over, troopers said Fairley seemed impaired. The Detroit Lions defensive tackle is facing several charges including DUI, attempting to elude police, and reckless driving.
It's his second arrest in less than two months.
A woman who came to the door at Fairley's home in Mobile Sunday made it clear that the family didn't want attention.
"Don't do it, I will call my lawyer don't do it," she shouted at the FOX10 photographer who was shooting video in front of the house.
There were a lot of cars parked outside the home in the Morningside Subdivision including the Black Escalade Nick Fairley was driving when he was arrested early Sunday morning.
As family and friends arrived for a cookout, no one wanted to talk about the incident.
"Is he in trouble? What's he done now," a neighbor said.
Nita Martin hadn't heard about the latest arrests.
Fairley was also arrested on April 3 near the same subdivision. Investigations said they found marijuana in the vehicle's ash tray.
Martin said she's sad for the family.
"They're just as sweet as they can be," she said Fairley's grandmother and grandfather.
Martin doesn't really know the football player, but she did share her thoughts about his repeated run-ins with the law.
"That's a shame. They get all that money and they don't know what to do with it," she said.
Fairley is free on is free on a $1,700 bond.
He was charged with DUI and attempting to elude police, but troopers also said Fairley was ticketed for reckless driving, no proof of insurance and having an open container.
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