Chris Herndon was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and taken away in handcuffs at the scene of a car accident on early Saturday according to the Miami Herald.
The 22-year-old former star Miami tight end, selected by the New York Jets in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, was driving a Nissan Armada and hit and totaled a Toyota FJ-40 Land Cruiser.
The car’s owner is Albert Elliott, 76, of Manalapan, N.J.
Herndon additionally destroyed a railroad motorcar and its trailer, according to a source, who also added Elliott “sustained a bruised and gashed arm.”
There’s currently no information as to whether Herndon sustained injuries.
“The case remains under investigation,” New Jersey State Police spokesman Jeff Flynn said. “Mr. Herndon was arrested and charged with DWI. The DWI charge is considered a violation of New Jersey motor vehicle statutes.”
An eyewitness is claiming Herndon “appeared” to be speeding.
“The only thing my friend said was that Herndon left in handcuffs. Herndon’s car hit the trailer, and his car spun around and then hit Al’s car,” the source said to the Miami Herald. “The motorcar and trailer look like they were put in a blender.’’
The 6-foot-4, 252-pound Herndon finished with 40 receptions, 477 yards and 4 touchdowns last season before sustaining an MCL injury at Pitt on Nov. 24. Herndon’s best game of his senior campaign was against Syracuse, when he amassed 10 receptions for 96 yards and a touchdown.