Kenner, LA

Saints WR Chris Olave Arrested After Reckless Behavior of a Vehicle

Bryan Dijkhuizen

Chris Olave, a wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints, found himself in hot water recently.

Late Monday night in Kenner, Louisiana, Olave was arrested for "reckless operation of a motor vehicle."

This incident occurred when he was clocked speeding at 70 mph in a zone with a 35 mph limit, which is a whopping 35 mph over the stipulated speed limit.

The Arrest

The police on duty reported that Olave was cooperative and didn't resist during the arrest.

He was taken to Kenner City Jail, processed, and was expected to be released the same night. This situation comes just days before the Saints are set to face the Indianapolis Colts, making it a timely concern for the team.

Chris Olave, known for his impressive performance on the field, is a crucial player for the Saints.

Drafted from Ohio State in 2022, he has been leading the team this year with 39 receptions and 471 passing yards, with one touchdown to his name as well.

Louisiana law defines the reckless operation of a motor vehicle as driving in a "criminally negligent or reckless manner."

The penalties for this offense, especially for a first-time offender like Olave, could include a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars, imprisonment for not more than ninety days, or both.

The New Orleans Saints are aware of the incident but haven't made any comments yet.

With a game around the corner, this incident could potentially affect the team's performance, especially if Olave faces any disciplinary action from the team or the league.


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