Giants Quarterback Kyle Lauletta was arrested in a traffic incident.
Giants backup quarterback Kyle Lauletta was arrested in a traffic incident in Weehawken, N.J. on Tuesday while he was driving to the team's practice facility, according to a Weehawken Police Department press release.
The arrest was first reported by NJ.com's Ron Zeitlinger.
The release said Lauletta was trying to make a right turn from the wrong lane and ignored an officer's request to keep going straight. While making the turn, Lauletta nearly hit the officer. When Lauletta was stopped by another officer, he then "refused various instructions to produce his driving credentials and exit his vehicle."
Here's a portion of the release featuring the charges against Lauletta:
"He was then arrested and charged with eluding police, a third degree crime, obstructing administration of law, and resisting arrest, which are disorderly persons offenses. Motor vehicle charges are for reckless driving, disregarding an officer's directions, improper turn in marked traffic lane, and failure to remain in a marked lane. Upon further investigation, it was learned that a 2017 Jaguar registered to Mr. Lauletta was involved in a similar incident at the same location yesterday, for which summonses were issued by mail due to the vehicle not having stopped at the scene."
Weekawken Police release a statement on Kyle Lauletta's arrest:— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) October 30, 2018
"Upon being directed by an officer to continue in his marked lane, Mr. Lauletta attempted to evade him, making an illegal turn and continuing towards Route 495, almost striking the officer" pic.twitter.com/FIBVhkgugt
"We are aware of the situation and are in contact with Kyle," Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said. "We are still in the process of gathering information. This is obviously very disappointing"
The 23-year-old rookie Lauletta hasn't taken a regular season snap this year. He was selected by New York in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL draft out of Richmond University.
The Giants (1–7) are on a bye week and will play again on Nov. 12 against the 49ers.