We broke the story ... Stevens -- a former NFL tight end -- was popped in Manhattan Beach back in January ... and law enforcement sources tell us both he and Solo tried to play the "Do you know who we are?" card to get out of trouble. It didn't work.
Stevens was charged with misdemeanor DUI within 10 years of another DUI offense. Officials say his blood alcohol level was above .15 ... way past the legal limit of .08.
According to law enforcement, Stevens was busted for DUI in Arizona back in 2007. According to reports, his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit at the time.
If convicted, Stevens faces possible jail time.