P.J. Williams runs the 40 yard dash during Florida State Pro Day in Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday, March 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
Mark Wallheiser
April 03, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Former Florida State defensive back and NFL draft prosect P.J. Williams was charged with driving under the influence following a traffic stop early Friday morning, police said.

A Florida State University police officer pulled Williams over around 3 a.m. after Williams appeared to have difficulty turning out of a McDonald's parking lot and then keeping his rental SUV in a single lane, an arrest report said.

Williams - whose legal name is Kenneth Williams Jr. - reportedly told the officer that he was coming from Recess, a local bar. The officer noted a strong odor of alcohol, along with red eyes, reduced dexterity and slurred speech. A records check showed Williams had a suspended license, but Williams told the officer he was unaware of that.

Williams refused to submit to a field sobriety test or breathe test, the report said. The officer then arrested Williams and charged him with DUI. Williams was released from Leon County Jail on $500 bail later Friday morning. Jail records didn't list an attorney.

The 21-year-old Williams declared for the 2015 NFL draft after his junior season with the Seminoles. Based on his performance during Florida State's pro day earlier this week, he was projected by many to go during an early round.

Williams was involved in an early morning crash last October, but city of Tallahassee police officers didn't test him for alcohol. He was issued citations for making an improper left turn and for driving with a suspended license.

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