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Skins' Westbrook Faces Drunken Driving Charges

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    A Charles County sheriff's deputy arrested Washington Redskins cornerback Byron Westbrook on suspicion of drunken driving early Friday.

    The deputy pulled Westbrook over on Route 5 near Lakewood Place in Waldorf, Md., just before 2 a.m. after observing the car Westbrook was driving switching lanes several times, authorities said. When Westbrook opened the window, the deputy smelled what he believed to be alcohol.

    Westbrook failed several field sobriety tests and refused to take a breath test.

    He's charged with DWI, DUI, negligent driving and failure to drive right of center.

    Westbrook is the younger brother of Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook. A Maryland native, he attended DeMatha High and played his college ball at Salisbury University.

    Undrafted out of college, Westbrook signed with the Redskins as a free agent in May 2007 and spent the entire 2007 and 2008 seasons on the practice squad before seeing his first NFL game day playing time in 2009. He often played his brother on the scout during practices prior to games against the Eagles.