Hines Ward on DUI Bust: I Wasn't Drunk

Celebrity News Jul. 9, 2011 AT 4:56PM
Hines Ward on DUI Bust: I Wasn't Drunk Credit: Jim Spellman/WireImage

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Hines Ward was arrested in Dekalb County, Georgia early Saturday morning for suspicion of driving under the influence. TMZ reports that the Dancing with the Stars champion and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver was released on $1000 bail.

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A rep for Ward, 35, tells Us Weekly of the incident: "He cooperated fully with the police and truthfully answered all of their questions. We are currently in the process of ascertaining all the facts."

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The rep continues of the DUI charge: "From our preliminary investigation we can tell you that we are confident that the facts will show that Hines was NOT impaired by alcohol while driving."

"However, Hines is deeply saddened by this incident and apologizes to his fans and the Steelers organization for this distraction."

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Ward had a much better day on May 24, when he and pro partner Kym Johnson bested fellow finalists Kirstie Alley and Chelsea Kane to nab the Mirror Ball trophy for season 12 of DWTS.

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