Peters arrested for drag racing, fleeing police

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Peters arrested for drag racing, fleeing police
June 12, 2013, 10:00 pm
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Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters was arrested in Monroe, La. early Wednesday morning after drag racing and resisting a police officer by flight, Comcast SportsNet has confirmed.

According to USA Today, which first reported the arrest, the arresting officer wrote in his report that he observed two cars -- a white Camaro and blue sedan -- stopped next to each other at a red light before they took off at a high rate of speed when the light turned green and appeared to be racing.

The sedan pulled over immediately when the officer attempted to stop both vehicles, but the Camaro, driven by Peters, accelerated to an extreme high rate of speed, according to the arrest affidavit.

The officer said Peters went more than 100 miles an hour during the chase, although he eventually stopped in a shopping center parking lot.

The Eagles released the following statement on the matter:

"We are aware of the reports that Jason Peters was arrested this morning in Louisiana. We have been in contact with Jason and due to the legal nature of this matter, we will not have any further comment at this point."

This is the second time Peters has been arrested. He was charged with disturbing the peace in March 2011 while at a Rick Ross concert in Shreveport, La.

Peters, a five-time Pro Bowler, missed the entire 2012 season after twice tearing his Achilles tendon during the offseason.

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