Detroit Lions' Aaron Berry faces DUI charge in Pennsylvania

Police say Berry drove into parked cars, tried to flee during incident in his hometown of Harrisburg

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - Police in Harrisburg, Pa., say Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry faces DUI and other charges stemming from a weekend accident in his hometown.

Authorities say the 24-year-old, who played college ball at the University of Pittsburgh, was arrested around 4 a.m. Saturday on Market Street after driving his BMW into parked cars and attempting to flee. Police say he was arrested at a nearby Hilton hotel. No one was hurt.

Police say he faces suspicion of DUI, failure to stop and render aid and other counts. They're all misdemeanors.

Berry played in 11 games last season, starting three. He had 26 tackles.

Statement from Aaron Berry

"I want to offer a sincere apology to the Lions organization, Lions fans, the coaches and all my teammates for my actions this past weekend. This is not the example I want to set for young people and it's certainly not what my team and coaches expect from me. I promise to do everything in my power to make sure this never happens again. I understand these are just words and it will be my future actions that ultimately will speak for me."

Statement from Detroit Lions

"We are extremely disappointed in the reports involving Aaron Berry and the incident in Pennsylvania this past weekend. This is not the standard of behavior we expect from any member of our organization. We have strongly and repeatedly emphasized the need to be accountable on and off the field, which makes this incident with Aaron all the more disappointing. We will have further comments regarding this situation when appropriate."

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