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Former Buffalo Bill Bruce Smith Faces DUI Charge

Bruce Smith, defensive end, Buffalo Bills.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Jessica DAnalyst IMay 16, 2009

Bills' Hall of Fame defensive end Bruce Smith was arrested and charged for driving under the influence Friday morning after being stopped by Virginia Beach police for speeding.

An officer in a special DUI enforcement unit stopped Smith's car on Interstate 264 near Independence Boulevard at 1:42 a.m.

It has not been reported how many mph over the 55 mph limit Smith was going.

The full set of charges were speeding, driving under the influence, and refusal to take an alcohol breath test.

The legendary Buffalo player is now 45-years-old and living near the area in Virginia Beach where he was stopped. He was released on bond a few hours after his arrest.

This marks the third time Smith has been arrested and charged on suspicion of DUI. Smith has never been convicted of his DUI charges yet.

The other two previous DUI charges were in 1997 and 2003.

Smith, who also played for the Washington Redskins, is the NFL's all-time sacks leader. He played in four Super Bowls with Buffalo.

In addition, Smith is set to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer.

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