Raiders starting wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was charged with drunken driving by San Francisco's district attorney office as a result of his arrest last month, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Heyward-Bey reportedly was arrested on the Bay Bridge by the California Highway Patrol about 2 a.m. on April 7 after he was observed speeding and weaving.

After being pulled over in his Range Rover, Heyward-Bey, 25, failed a field sobriety test, the CHP told the Chronicle's Matier and Ross. He was cited for alleged drunken driving and later released.

Heyward-Bey was "very cooperative" during the traffic stop, according to the report. His blood-alcohol level was not revealed. In California, 0.08 percent is the threshold for drunken driving.

The Raiders released a statement, saying "the team is well aware of the situation, and takes matters such as this very seriously. The organization will continue to gather specifics, and continue to cooperate with all parties involved."

Heyward-Bey could not be reached for comment.

Heyward-Bey is scheduled to appear in court May 31.

He enjoyed a breakout season last year in which he amassed 975 yards receiving. He led Raiders receivers in receptions (65) and yards last season.



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