Terrell Suggs Formally Charged for Car Accident: Latest Details and Comments

Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistMarch 15, 2016

FILE - In this file photo from Oct. 21, 2012, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs warms up before an NFL football game in Houston. Authorities say Suggs was arrested after his BMW apparently hit a curb in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale. Officers responding to a report of a crash early Friday, March 4, 2016, followed a fluid trail to a grocery store parking lot where they found the 33-year-old NFL player's car with fresh damage. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider, File)
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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs has been formally charged with two misdemeanors after he was arrested on March 5 following a single-car accident, according to a Tuesday report by ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley.     

Citing Sgt. Ben Hoster of the Scottsdale Police Department, Hensley reported Suggs was specifically charged with "driving with a suspended license and failure to notify after striking a fixture."

TMZ first reported that Suggs was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona, after he was cited for leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a license that was suspended because of speeding tickets. 

According to TMZ, "Suggs was not impaired and he stated that he possibly fell asleep before the collision."

Shortly after the incident, Suggs—who tore his Achilles in the Ravens' 2015 season openerposted a photo on Instagram confirming he was arrested: 

Hensley added that "both misdemeanors could result in jail time, but they often lead to fines." Specifically, TMZ reported Suggs could face up to six months in prison for driving with a suspended license and a maximum of 30 more days for failing to notify police after striking a fixture. 

TMZ also reported that Suggs is required to pay a "small fine" after he was cited for failure to control speed to avoid a collision.