Ex-NFL player Dion Lewis charged with DWI in Guilderland

Former NFL player Dion Lewis has been arrested in Guilderland.

Police tell NewsChannel 13 Lewis is facing DWI charges after refusing a breathalyzer test. He’s also charged with several traffic violations.

His arraignment is set for Jan. 6.

The former Albany Academy star running back played eight seasons in the NFL, winning a Super Bowl with the Patriots in 2016.

He most recently took a community outreach job with Albany County.

"Dion has informed us of the incident," Mary Rozak, Albany County director of communications, said in a statement. "He continues to work as a committed ambassador on promoting COVID-19 vaccinations in our communities and programs and services offered by the county. We respect the legal system and will not comment further until the process is complete."