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Isame Faciane Arrested For DWI

For the first time in quite a while, we have to do a story like this one.

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Stories about members of the Minnesota Vikings getting arrested used to be fairly commonplace, but we actually haven’t had to do one for nearly two years. Unfortunately, that streak has come to an end.

Offensive lineman Isame Faciane, who is in his third year on the Vikings’ practice squad, was arrested on Wednesday morning for DWI, according to KARE-11 out of Fargo.

According to the story,

A St. Louis Park Police spokesperson confirms that practice squad offensive tackle Isame Faciane was stopped by officers after entering a closed section of Highway 7 westbound at Hwy 100, making a U-turn by crossing over the median, then proceeding back eastbound on Highway 7. Faciane was then witnessed driving around construction barricades to go the wrong way down the Hwy 100 off ramp to Hwy 7.

Faciane was charged with 4th-degree DWI and driving without a valid Minnesota driver’s license.

Faciane was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Florida International in 2014, and spent his first season with the team at defensive tackle. Prior to the 2015 season, he converted to the offensive side of the ball at guard, but has yet to appear in a regular season game for a team that has had their fair share of offensive line issues.

This is the first arrest for the Vikings since December of 2014, when cornerback Jabari Price was arrested for DWI the day after the regular season finale.

The Vikings have said that they are aware of the situation, but they have apparently not made a move at this point.