MONTGOMERY COUNTY, T.X. (WROC) – Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver was arrested early Sunday morning in his hometown of Houston, Texas.
According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Oliver was charged with driving while intoxicated and unlawfully carrying a weapon.
According to Scott Engle of MontgomeryCountyPoliceReporter.com, just before 9:00 p.m. Saturday night, a driver called 911 and reported a white pickup truck that was pulling a trailer driving dangerously through a construction zone and failing to stay in a lane. A Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy was able to locate the vehicle and requested a DWI Certified Officer to the scene. The driver was identified as Oliver.
A field sobriety test was performed at the scene. A search of Oliver’s vehicle discovered a pistol, leading to the unlawful possession charge. In the state of Texas, it is illegal to be in possession of a firearm while engaged in a criminal activity.
He was transported to a local hospital for a mandatory blood draw and then went to Montgomery County Jail where charges were filed.
“We are aware of the situation and we are gathering more information. We will have no further comment at this point,” the Buffalo Bills said in a statement.
Oliver was drafted in the first round by the Buffalo Bills in 2019. In his first season, Oliver had 5 sacks and 43 tackles.