Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Ed Oliver was arrested Saturday evening and charged with driving while intoxicated and unlawfully carrying a weapon, both misdemeanor charges. According to a report from NFL.com, Oliver was booked at the Montgomery County Jail and released on bond Sunday morning.
Per the Montgomery County police report, a motorist spotted a white Ford Super Duty pickup hauling a trailer with a dune buggy on it through a construction zone on State Highway 242, and called 911. The caller noted that Oliver was "failing to maintain a lane and driving dangerously," according to the report.
A Sheriff's Deputy located and pulled over the vehicle, which Oliver was driving, and then requested a DWI Certified Officer to the scene to perform a field sobriety test on Oliver, who had an open container of alcohol between his legs. According to the report, the officer who administered the test noted that Oliver may have been impaired by something other than alcohol. A subsequent search also revealed a pistol in Oliver's vehicle.
Oliver, the ninth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, had a strong rookie season and is poised to be a key contributor to one of the best defenses in the league. According to a report from NFL.com's Tom Pelissero, Oliver is expected to take part in the Bills' virtual offseason program despite the arrest. However, he could later be subject to suspension or other discipline under the league's personal conduct policy.
"We are aware of the situation and we are gathering more information," the Bills said in a statement, according to ESPN.com. "We will have no further comment at this point."