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Hines Ward Police Report -- 'Strong Odor' of Alcohol

7/11/2011 1:00 PM PDT
Hines Ward blew a .128 early Saturday morning -- and officers noticed "a strong odor" of alcohol coming from him, a flush face, and blood shot eyes ... this according to the police report. 

Hines Ward Mug Shot

According to the DeKalb County Police report, the officer spotted Ward's Aston Martin driving erratically -- which Ward told the officer was because he had dropped his phone. 

An officer gave Hines a "follow my finger" field sobriety test -- during which the officer says Ward lacked "smooth pursuit" and suffered from nystagmus (fancy word for involuntary eye movement).

The officer says Ward also had a hard time keeping his balance during a "walk and turn evaluation."

The report says Ward agreed to take a breathalyzer ... blew .128 -- the legal limit is .08 -- and was arrested for DUI. DeKalb authorities tell us the .128 was an unofficial reading that is not admissible in court -- and Ward refused to take a second, official test.

According to the report, Ward admitted drinking 2 Coronas ... three hours before he was pulled over -- however, he maintains he was not drunk at the time of his arrest.

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