Sunday, October 14, 2012

Steelers: NT Alameda Ta'amu faces preliminary hearing, charges

By Chuck Finder |
October 14, 2012 10:16 am ET
Steelers rookie reserve nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu was charged with DUI, fleeing and aggravated assault on Sunday morning in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh police said Sunday morning that Ta'amu was arrested in the city's bar-filled South Side, adding he was charged with driving the wrong way down Carson Street -- the main thoroughfare of that popular nighttime district.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Sunday that a traffic stop in South Side resulted in several vehicles being damaged by a fleeing vehicle.

Ta'amu, scheduled for an Oct. 23 hearing, was charged with felony counts of fleeing and aggravated assault (four counts). He also was charged with misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, escape, damage to vehicle, and DUI (two counts). He also was cited with five other summary traffic offenses.

The Steelers don't play Sunday, as they lost to the Titans on Thursday.

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