By Jeff O'Brien

The Detroit Lions are aware of the car accident cornerback Alex Brown was involved in before his release.

The 24-year-old Brown, who is from Santee, South Carolina, has three games of NFL experience with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019.

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Michigan State Police say the driver of the car that caused the crash was driving the wrong way on a highway in Detroit shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday.

“As troopers made contact with the driver, the investigation revealed that the 24-year-old male driver from South Carolina was impaired,” the Michigan State Police wrote in a post on Twitter. “He was arrested at the scene and transported to the hospital by troopers for a blood draw. He was then lodged at the Detroit Detention Center.”

The passenger in the car going the wrong way as well as another driver were critically injured, according to police.

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“Alex was waived from the team Sunday afternoon and Charlie Taumoepeau is receiving proper medical care following injuries sustained from the incident,” the Lions said in a statement released Monday night. “Driving under the influence is a matter we take very seriously. We as an organization extend our thoughts and support to the victim and his family during his recovery.”

The Lions waived Taumoepeau with a non-football injury designation on Monday and he will revert to the reserve/non-football injury list on Tuesday if he is not claimed.

 

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