Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated and refusing a breath test, according to court records.
Meriweather entered the plea July 19 and was fined $300 plus $81 in court costs, according to Arlington County General District Court records. His driver’s license was suspended for 60 days and a 180-day jail sentence was suspended.
Meriweather was for pulled over in Arlington County on April 26 for speeding and failed a field sobriety test, according to police. He was arrested and charged with DWI and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.
Under a no contest plea, the defendant does not contest the charges, but is not required to plead guilty.
A two-time Pro Bowl player who signed with Washington this offseason, Meriweather is expected to start at strong safety for the Redskins.