New Orleans Saints’ Chris Olave Arrested For Reckless Driving


New Orleans Saints wide receiver Chris Olave made headlines on Monday night as he was arrested for reckless operation of a motor vehicle. The 23-year-old NFL star was taken into custody by the Kenner Police Department in Louisiana after allegedly driving at a staggering speed of 70 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone.

Key Takeaway

New Orleans Saints star Chris Olave was arrested for reckless driving, allegedly going 70 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone. His erratic behavior, including reckless lane changes, prompted complaints from residents in the area. The incident occurred in Louisiana, and Olave was released later that night. His brother, Josh Olave, downplayed the seriousness of the situation on social media. The Saints play the Indianapolis Colts in their upcoming game.

The Incident

The arrest came after numerous complaints from residents of a mixed business and residential area, who had grown concerned about speeding drivers. According to the police, Olave was driving his Dodge Charger and displaying erratic behavior, including reckless lane changes and weaving through traffic.

The Kenner Police Department spokesperson issued a statement confirming Olave’s arrest and the charge of reckless driving. The incident occurred around 9 PM and Olave was released at 11:30 PM the same night.

Brother’s Reaction

Chris Olave’s brother, Josh Olave, took to social media to comment on the incident. In a tweet late on Monday night, he wrote, “Bro was on the way back to the crib from CVS… aint nun serious.”

Team and Season Performance

The New Orleans Saints did not have a game over the weekend following their loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football. They are scheduled to face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Chris Olave, the team’s leading receiver this season, has been a key player with 39 receptions for 471 yards and a touchdown.