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Police: Redskins' Fred Davis apparently 'asleep' in traffic, charged with DWI

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Currently-suspended Washington Redskin Fred Davis is out on bond after being arrested Thursday for driving while intoxicated. Police were called when Davis appeared to be asleep at the wheel of his car, which was stopped in a lane of traffic at a busy intersection in Tysons Corner.

Davis, who was indefinitely suspended by the NFL on Wednesday for an unspecified violation of the league's substance-abuse policy, drives a maroon and black Rolls-Royce. That car, on Thursday afternoon, was spotted -- at rest -- in the busy intersection of Gallows Road and Leesburg Pike in Tysons Corner.

911 callers said the driver, Davis, appeared to be asleep.

Beth Stanley, who works at KW Metro Center, a realty company located in a building at the intersection, said responding firefighters first immobilized the car.

"We saw the fire[fighters] get out of the truck, and put some stoppers under the back right tire,” said Stanley.

We asked, “in other words, wheel chocks to stop the car from moving?”

“Yes, I believe so, yes. So, then the police officers started showing up,” she said.

Office workers in nearby buildings started taking pictures of the incident, including the field sobriety test administered by a policeman. Morgan Darnell, who also works at the realty company, said police "had him walking in a straight line. He looked a little wobbly, but he wasn't visibly falling down or anything like that."

Davis failed the field test, and told officers he had "just left his friend's house where he'd had some drinks," according to a criminal complaint. Witnesses say the NFL player offered no resistance when he was handcuffed.

Davis was taken to the Fairfax County Jail. A breathalyzer test administered there yielded a .17 blood-alcohol content, according to the charging document. That's twice the legal limit for drinking and driving.

As is common in these cases, Davis was held in the jail for several hours. He posted a $1,500 bond and was released just before midnight. The suspended NFL player recovered his Rolls-Royce on Friday afternoon.

We left a message at Davis' home in Lansdowne requesting an interview. Davis did not respond to our request.

Michelle Griffin (@griffimx on twitter) tweeted a photo of the scene outside her office building Thursday afternoon. It shows Davis' Rolls Royce with the door open, and firefighters responding. Three police cars are parked behind the vehicle, which is sitting in the crosswalk of an intersection.  Griffin tweeted that the photo was taken around 4 p.m. 

Another photo, tweeted by Aaron Browning (@AaronJBrowning on twitter) shows Davis in cuffs behind the car, surrounded by three officers. Click here to see it.

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