12-time NFL Pro-Bowler Junior Seau was arrested in San Diego early this morning on domestic violence charges and within hours of his release at 3:20 a.m. he drove his SUV off of a cliff, according to TMZ.
Details of his arrest and accident are sketchy at this point, but according to sources for the site Tiaina Baul “Junior” Seau Jr. was “booked into the Vista Detention Facility around 2:00 AM.”
After being released Seau drove his SUV off a cliff in Carlsbad, California, according to law enforcement officials.
We’re told Seau sustained injuries in the wreck — cops are on scene.
Seau has been transported to a local hospital.
I will try to update the post as we learn more.
UPDATE – According to 10News.com Seau was arrested around midnight Sunday night after an alleged incident with his live-in girlfriend. He reportedly drove his Cadillac Escalade off the cliff in Carlsbad around 9:00 am this morning near Carlsbad Boulevard and Solamar Drive.
Here is a photo of Seau’s SUV being pulled up the cliff. you can clearly see the damage sustained to the front of the vehicle in the crash:
(Photo: TMZ. CLICK HERE for more TMZ photos from the scene!)
Here is a photo from Google Maps Street View of that particular intersection. You can sort of get an idea of the “cliff” in the distance and by looking at the Ocean below to the right. (Click to enlarge)
The site reports Seau received only cuts and bruises. He was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.
Top Photo: UPI/Terry Schmitt