Report: Bengals FB Orson Charles faces endangerment charge

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.

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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, 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?

Above photo via WKYT.

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