Lane says he was "more high than anything," not drunk, when he was pulled over.
Seattle Seahawks defensive back Jeremy Lane was arrested earlier this week for reportedly driving under the influence, according to several reports.
Lane, 27, was booked into jail at 5:30 a.m. local time on Sunday but was released about four hours later on his own recognizance.
According to ESPN, Lane was heading eastbound on Interstate 90 outside Seattle when he was pulled over for going 80 mph in a 60-mph zone with his hazard lights on. According to USA Today, he admitted to smoking weed a few hours earlier, but denied having any alcohol despite registering a blood-alcohol content of .039 during a preliminary breath test.
After failing a field sobriety test, Lane was arrested by a state patrolman who explained that he suspected a combination of alcohol and marijuana impairment. While sitting in the back of the police car, Lane wanted to make it clear that he wasn't driving drunk.
"This time, I was he said while sitting in the back of a police car, according to a copy of the arrest report obtained by USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday.
After reports of his arrest surfaced, Lane tweeted, and later deleted, "A fail is a 0.08 right? I blew 0.03 ... "Why was still arrest? I'll leave it at that."
Lane was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Northwestern State University in Louisiana and he has spent each of his six seasons with the team, although the team tried to trade him to the Texans this season. He was traded to Houston for left tackle Duane Brown but returned after he failed a physical.