Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/14/12
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive lineman Alameda Ta'amu was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly trying to flee the police in a chase in which many vehicles were damaged. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, citing an emergency dispatch supervisor, reported Ta'amu faces more than a dozen felony and misdemeanor charges. Ta'amu, 22, the 109th overall pick in the fourth round after starting 42 of 50 games at left defensive tackle for the University of Washington. Police stopped Ta'amu at 2:30 a.m., the dispatch supervisor said, after his vehicle allegedly was spotted moving in a reckless manner. He fled in his vehicle and apprehended after crashing into several other vehicles. He has been charged with felony counts of fleeing police, aggravated assault while driving drunk and three counts of aggravated assault. Also, he has been charged with 10 misdemeanors, including resisting arrest, attempting escape, drunken driving and to failure to obey traffic laws.
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