Wow. Alameda Ta’amu, a rookie defensive linemen for the Pittsburg Steelers, racked up a long list of legal charges including felonies and DUI. According to the Seattle Times and komonews.com, Alameda Ta’amu was seen early Sunday morning driving a Lincoln Navigator by a Pittsburg off duty police detective. The detective phoned police reporting erratic driving, speeding, swerving, and running red lights. Ground patrolmen ordered Ta’amu to pull over but had to dive out-of-the-way to avoid being hit by the out of control SUV. Police followed the SUV driven by the 22-year-old as he ran into a parked car injuring a women. He continued to drive and hit several other cars until the SUV became disengaged. Alameda Ta’amu got out of his car and ran from police, he was chased down, wrestled to the ground, handcuffed, and punched twice in the face for making an attempt to reach for his pant waist band for a possible weapon.
The ex-UW Husky football player, Alameda Ta’amu, had a breath test result of .196, twice the legal limit of .08. He was arrested and charged with ten misdemeanors (one of them being a DUI), three counts of aggravated assault, aggravated assault while drunk driving and, felony counts for eluding police.