Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence as he attempted to enter Fort Campbell at 3:30 a.m. Friday, according to a Fort Campbell official.
Britt was stopped at a checkpoint upon entry to the military base and failed a sobriety test, Fort Campbell public information officer Bob Jenkins said.
Jenkins said Britt refused a breathalyzer test and was subsequently charged with DUI. Gate 4 is in Kentucky and that state's guidelines were followed.
"He was released on his own recognizance and his vehicle was impounded on post," Jenkins said. "MPs escorted him to the nearest gate and released him."
He had no further information about where he went or others with him.
Asked for comment, a Titans' spokesman said, "We're aware of the situation, and we're gathering the facts."
Charges will be forwarded to the central violation bureau for Kentucky, which will determine a court date. He will have to appear in U.S. District Court on the base at Fort Campbell.
This isn’t Britt’s first run-in with the law. The Titans’ 2009 first-round draft pick has faced multiple legal issues in Tennessee and his home state of New Jersey.
During the offseason last year, Britt was arrested twice in New Jersey for reckless driving and resisting arrest. He also turned himself in to Tennessee law enforcement after he allegedly falsified driver’s license application documents. Those charges were later dropped.
Britt was also named in a lawsuit last year stemming from a bar fight at Club Karma in downtown Nashville. According to the suit, Britt and another man, Brad Miser, were involved in an early morning fight with plaintiff Harold Pointer.
Britt was set to be deposed in that lawsuit on Aug. 21, according to court filings.