Chris Olave’s Run-In with the Law: Inside the Traffic Stop Drama

New Orleans Saints star, Chris Olave, appeared to seek leniency from the police when he was arrested on Monday, referencing his NFL affiliation, but the law enforcement officers, as seen in video footage obtained by TMZ Sports, remained unswayed.

The incident was captured on a Kenner Police Department officer’s body camera around 9 PM in Louisiana after Olave was pulled over for allegedly driving 70 MPH in a 35 MPH zone in his Dodge Charger.

In the video, shortly after being stopped, Olave expressed regret for his driving, stating, “That’s on me. I was just trying to get home.” However, when informed by a cop that he was under arrest, he tried to leverage his profession by saying, “My bad, dawg. I play for the Saints, man.”

The officer, however, did not find Olave’s occupation relevant, responding with a curt, “And?”

Olave then cooperatively handed over some of his belongings to the police for transfer to his father before being taken into custody.

A Kenner Police Department spokesperson revealed on Tuesday that Olave was booked on a charge of reckless operation of a motor vehicle and was released at 11:30 PM. It was noted that this was the second recent speeding ticket for Olave, who had been previously caught for allegedly driving 54 MPH in a 35 MPH zone in August.

The New Orleans Saints acknowledged the situation to the media on Monday but declined to comment. In the aftermath of the incident, Olave’s brother wrote on his social media page, “Bro was on the way back to the crib from CVS… ain’t nothing serious.”

Olave and his New Orleans team are set to play against the Colts on Sunday.

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