Cornerback for 49ers Arrested on Criminal Charges for Causing Bicycle Accident
Chris Culliver, the cornerback for the 49ers, was arrested on Friday, March 28th, on criminal charges including causing a bicycle accident.
Culliver, who is currently out of jail after posting bail, was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and reckless driving for causing a bicycle accident.
Reportedly, around 10:30 AM on Friday, Culliver was driving a white Ford Mustang when he hit a cyclist near downtown San Jose, CA. Although the cyclist was not seriously hurt, Culliver attempted to flee the scene. A witness to the bicycle accident followed Culliver and tried to stop him as the football player attempted to flee the scene. Culliver allegedly threatened the witness with an illegal pair of brass knuckles, then attempted to flee the scene again – however, Culliver hit the witness’s vehicle, which kept him at the scene of the bicycle accident until police officers arrived.
When police arrived at the scene of the bicycle accident, they searched Culliver’s car, and booked the football star into Santa Clara County Jail for felony hit-and-run, felony reckless driving with injury, felony possession of brass knuckles, misdemeanor hit-and-run, and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license.
“The 49ers organization is aware of the recent matter involving Chris Culliver,” San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said. “We will remain in contact with Chris and the local authorities as we continue to gather the facts regarding this situation. As this is an ongoing legal matter, we will reserve further comment at this time.”
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