Tim Polzer
Tuesday April 1st, 2014

Orson Charles was arrested on DUI charges prior to the 2012 draft. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images) Orson Charles was arrested on DUI charges prior to the 2012 draft. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Cincinnati Bengals running back Orson Charles was arrested in Richmond, Ky., late Monday night.

WKYT reported Charles was booked into the Madison County Detention Center on Monday for charges of wanton endangerment.

According to a copy of the incident report obtained by Coley Harvey of ESPN.com, Charles was pulled over on Interstate 75 on Monday evening after another driver filed a complaint to police.

The other driver indicated to police that Charles brandished a firearm in his direction several times while driving down the highway sometime just before 8 p.m. Monday. At some point, Charles allegedly cut off the other driver. When police arrived and did a search of Charles' car, a Smith & Wesson semiautomatic handgun was found in a purse.

Charles, a 2012 fourth-round draft pick out of Georgia, and his transition from tight end to fullback was featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks" series last season.

He previously was arrested on a DUI charge about a month before the NFL draft. BURKE: Slim pickings remain in FA market

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