Lions cornerback Aaron Berry waived his preliminary hearing on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of alcohol in Pennsylvania on Thursday, according to a Detroit Free Press report.
Berry was arrested June 23 in his native Harrisburg, Pa. and was charged with DUI, two counts of accidents involving other vehicles and two counts of failure to stop and render aid and leaving the scene of an accident.
The Dauphin County (Pa.) district attorney’s office said no date has been set for his arraignment.
Berry is expected to play a major role on the Lions’ defense this season, competing for the other starting cornerback spot opposite Chris Houston.
Depending on how the legal process plays out, Berry could be facing penalty from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, though the league doesn’t typically suspend first-time offenders like Berry.
Berry’s arrest June 23 was the sixth incident involving a Lions player this offseason. Running back Mikel Leshoure pleaded guilty to two possession of marijuana charges and was suspended two games by the NFL. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested on possession of marijuana and DUI charges that are still pending resolution in the legal system in Alabama. Offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath was arrested for possession of marijuana and paid a fine.
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