Giants rookie arrested, allegedly had near miss with Weehawken cop

Mike Montone
October 30, 2018 - 3:10 pm
 Kyle Lauletta #17 of the New York Giants

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WEEHAWKEN, NJ (1010 WINS) -- Things haven't been going well on the football field for the New York Giants, on Tuesday morning, one of their players ran into some trouble off the field.

Backup quarterback Kyle Lauletta was arrested in Weehawken on Tuesday morning. NJ.com reports he was on his way to the Giants' practice facility when sources say he failed to obey an officer and almost hit a cop.

It all went down in a heavily trafficked area near Rt 495. The location has seen severe congestion since the start of the Restore 495 project, police said.

"Upon being directed by an officer to continue in his marked lane, Mr. Lauletta attempted to evade him, making an illegal turn and continuing towards Route 495, almost striking the officer. Mr. Lauletta was subsequently stopped by another officer and refused various, instructions to produce his driving credentials and exit his vehicle," Weehawken Police said in a statement.

Weehawken cops say this was a second incident involving Lauletta's car.

"Upon further investigation, it was learned that a 2017 Jaguar registered to Mr. Lauletta was involved in a similar incident at the same location yesterday, for which summonses were issued by ma ill due to the vehicle not having stopped at the scene," the statement said.

A Giants official said the team was aware of the situation and gathering info, NJ.com reported.

Lauletta has not appeared in a game this season, he was inactive for the Giants' 20-13 loss to the Redskins.