- May 30, 2012
Former Auburn University football player, Nick Fairley, was arrested on May 27, at approximately 1:00 a.m. for driving under the influence and attempting to elude police, claimed Alabama State Troopers.
Fairley, 24, the current Detroit Lions defensive tackle, had been traveling 100mph in a black 2010 Escalade and, according to police, refused to yield to emergency lights and siren. Police say that Fairley showed signs of impairment and was arrested near the intersection of Highway 90 in Tillman’s Corner. He was arrested without incident and charged with driving under the influence and attempting to elude police. Police also stated Fairley was issued traffic citations for reckless driving, no proof of insurance and open container. Fairley was released around 9:00 a.m. after posting the $1,750 bond.
Back in April of this year, Fairley was arrested on a 2nd-degree marijuana possession charge, according to Mobile County Metro Jail records. Ashley Rains, Mobile police spokeswoman, had said at the time that citizens in the Morningside Manor neighborhood of Mobile had complained to police about a car speeding through the neighborhood several times. Fairley’s vehicle was spotted and stopped by police and he was found to have marijuana in his possession. He was held at jail at $1,000 bail. Second-degree marijuana possession is a misdemeanor in Alabama.
Fairley is from Mobile and played football at Williamson High School and then at Auburn University. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions prior to the 2011 season.