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Packers' Havner arrested for DUI

Former Nevada Union High School standout and current Green Bay Packer Spencer Havner is facing DUI charges after a motorcycle accident.

Havner, 27, allegedly was driving a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle around the end of Woods Ravine Court, a cul-de-sac with one residence in a wooded area off Indian Flat Road, at about 2:45 a.m. Saturday, according to a report from the California Highway Patrol. He allegedly lost control and crashed, fracturing his shoulder blade, receiving cuts to the back of his head and left arm, and multiple abrasions.

Havner was not wearing a helmet, the CHP said.

He was taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital before law enforcement was contacted.

He was found to be under the influence and was arrested at the hospital, according to the CHP.

Havner then was transported by ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Sutter spokeswoman Robin Montgomery said the Roseville hospital could not provide information regarding whether Havner had been admitted.

Havner, a 2001 NU graduate, earned a spot on the Green Bay Packers roster in 2008 after two seasons on the team's practice squad.

On Jan. 10, Havner made headlines with a game-tying, 11-yard touchdown catch against the Arizona Cardinals in a 51-45 NFC wildcard playoff game - eventually won by Arizona in overtime.

He told The Union at the time he planned to be home again in Nevada County after the season ended, taking time off until the Packers reconvene in March.

He said the strides the team had made this season have him excited about the Packs' prospects next year, and he had high hopes of continuing to play a role at Green Bay.

Havner, an exclusive-rights free agent, was issued a one-year tender offer by the Packers on March 3, according to the team's Web site.

To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, e-mail or call (530) 477-4229.

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