Bakersfield's Joey Porter arrested on felony count

Bakersfield Police tell 17 News Joey Porter was arrested during a routine traffic stop on Etchart Road Friday night. He was arrested on a felony count of writing a check with insufficient funds in Clark County, NV.

Bakersfield's Joey Porter, a former member of the NFL, is in custody at the downtown jail.

Bakersfield Police tell 17 News Porter was arrested during a routine traffic stop just before ten Friday night on the 9600 block of Etchart Road.

Police say Clark County, Nevada, issued a warrant for Porter's arrest.

They say he was arrested on a felony count for writing a check with insufficient funds.

This isn't Porter's first run-in with the law. In 2010, he was arrested for DUI, but that case was dismissed because of a lack of evidence.

Porter played football at Foothill High and retired from the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he played for the first eight years of his career before stops in Miami and Arizona.

He's also known for his charity work around Bakersfield, including running a football camp for local youth.


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