Former Nebraska football player and current New England Patriots defensive back Alfonzo Dennard was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving early Thursday in Lincoln.

Lincoln police Capt. Jason Stille said officers spotted a westbound Honda straddling the lane line on Normal Boulevard between 50th and 56th Streets about 2 a.m.

Dennard, 24, was alone in the vehicle. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI, refusing a chemical test and a driving infraction.

Stille said he was unsure whether Dennard had been released by Lincoln authorities. Generally, though, people accused of non-felony DUI are released quickly once a sober driver arrives to pick them up. .

This is not Dennard's first brush with Lincoln police. In 2012, he punched an officer investigating a fight outside a downtown Lincoln bar. He was convicted of assaulting an officer earlier this year, and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, two years of probation and 100 hours of law enforcement-related community service.

Lancaster County Court Judge Stephanie Stacy allowed Dennard to delay his jail time until March 1, 2014, to avoid interfering with his NFL season.