Tuesday Mar 16 2010
Green Bay Packer Spencer Havner arrested for DUI in Nevada County
By: Gus Thomson, Journal Staff Writer
Green Bay Packer Spencer Havner’s fall in a motorcycle accident has resulted in more than just physical injuries. The former Nevada Union High School football star is also facing DUI charges after the California Highway Patrol was called to the hospital where he was being treated after a crash Saturday. Officer Heather Blancarte of the Grass Valley Highway Patrol reported that an officer met with Havner at Nevada City’s Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital after learning he had been brought in after a motorcycle collision Saturday. Havner, best-known this past season for a game-tying touchdown catch in a losing playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was subsequently released from custody to the care of the hospital. The Highway Patrol reported that Havner made an unsafe turning movement and lost control of his Kawasaki motorcycle on Woods Ravine Road, south of Indian Trail Road. The accident occurred at 2:45 a.m. Saturday, Blancarte said. Havner was ejected from the motorcycle and suffered major injuries as a result of the collision, the report said. Havner, 27, wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, Blancarte added. Born in Grass Valley and now living in Nevada City, Havner played tight end and linebacker for the Packers. Havner was a four-year starter at UCLA. .