ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. - A Minnesota Vikings practice squad player finds himself in legal hot water after being pulled over and arrested for DWI early Wednesday morning.
A St. Louis Park Police spokesperson confirms that practice squad offensive tackle Isame Faciane was stopped by officers after entering a closed section of Highway 7 westbound at Hwy 100, making a U-turn by crossing over the median, then proceeding back eastbound on Highway 7. Faciane was then witnessed driving around construction barricades to go the wrong way down the Hwy 100 off ramp to Hwy 7.
Faciane was booked at the St. Louis Park jail and issued a citation charging him with 4th Degree DWI and driving without a valid Minnesota license.
“We are aware of the situation and will have further comment at the appropriate time,” the Vikings told Pro Football Talk (PFT) when asked about the situation.
The 25-year-old Faciane is in his third year on the Vikings practice squad, and has never played in a regular-season game. The former defensive tackle from Florida International was converted to offense.
PFT reports that Faciane's arrest is the first for the Vikings since December 2014, a positive development for a team which used to be the NFL leader in that category.