Brown, who has no criminal record, was pulled over by officers in Atlanta after he failed to signal while making a lane change. He was booked and released from jail early Saturday morning.
Brown is distraught over the arrest, and he has hired an attorney to help defend him in the case, the sources said. He did not perform well during the field-sobriety test, which contributed to the officer's decision to arrest Brown, sources said. It remains possible the charges soon could be reduced to a traffic violation in the coming days. The arresting officer's detailed version of the arrest has not yet been obtained because it occurred during the weekend. Brown's agent, Todd France, did not return messages Sunday to comment on the arrest.The Dolphins had no comment, but reportedly are not overly concerned given Brown's reputation as a model citizen.
The former Auburn star is rehabbing from a November foot surgery and has spent his entire playing career with the Dolphins since being selected with the second overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft.