Report: Bengals FB Orson Charles faces endangerment charge
Bengals fullback Orson Charles has been charged with wanton endangerment
About a month before the 2012 draft, fullback Orson Charles was arrested on a DUI charge. A little more than two years later, Charles has been arrested again, this time in Madison County, Ky., for a charge of wanton endangerment, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The Bengals fullback, arrested late Monday night, reportedly is awaiting arraignment in Richmond, Ky.
More from ESPN.com:
Charles' arrest was the result of what police believe was a road rage incident involving a handgun. The incident report didn't indicate if any shots were fired.
According to a copy of the incident report obtained Tuesday morning by ESPN.com, Charles was stopped by Richmond police on Interstate 75 after a complaint was called in by another driver. The other driver indicated to police that Charles brandished a firearm in his direction several times while driving down the highway sometime just before 8 p.m. Monday night. At some point, Charles allegedly cut off the other driver. When police arrived and did a search of Charles' car, a Smith & Wesson semiautomatic handgun was found in a purse.
Charles is coming off a season in which he played 13 games and recorded one catch for eight yards.
So, what exactly is wanton endangerment?
Wanton endangerment is essentially choosing to engage in conduct which creates a substantial danger/physical injury to another.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) April 1, 2014
Above photo via WKYT.
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