Saints Joe Morgan found sleeping in his car, busted for DWI

According to, Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan was arrested in Jefferson Parish for driving while intoxicated.  He was booked for driving without a license and DWI.

State Police Spokeswoman Trooper Melissa Matey said someone called in a report of a disabled vehicle on the Earhart Expressway in Jefferson early Saturday morning. The responding trooper arrived and found Morgan asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle, which was parked on the shoulder of the Earhart Expressway near Causeway Boulevard in Jefferson, the arrest report said. The trooper woke Morgan and had him step out of the vehicle.


But the trooper noticed Morgan seemed intoxicated, according to the report. He was swaying on his feet, smelled of alcohol and had unsteady balance and bloodshot eyes, the report said.


After Morgan performed poorly on a field sobriety test, the trooper arrested him about 6:22 a.m. and took him the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna, Matey said. Morgan’s blood alcohol content registered 0.218 percent, more than twice the 0.08-percent legal limit, the arrest report said.


A records check revealed that Morgan did not have a valid driver’s license, the report said. Morgan was booked Saturday at the Gretna jail. He was released the same day on a $1,150 bond.

The Saints have declined to comment at this time.



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