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Alfonzo Dennard adds DUI charge to legal woes

Alfonzo Dennard, who had three interceptions as a rookie last season, is due in court on Aug. 12.
Alfonzo Dennard, who had three interceptions as a rookie last season, is due in court on Aug. 12.2012 file/jim davis/globe staff

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Three months to the day after he stood in a Lincoln, Neb., courtroom and was sentenced to jail for a felony conviction, Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard found himself in yet another criminal matter near his former college campus.

Dennard was arrested early Thursday morning in Lincoln and charged with driving under the influence, an action that could impact his earlier conviction if it’s determined that he’s violated his probation. On April 11, Dennard was sentenced to 30 days in jail for assaulting a Lincoln police officer, stemming from a 2012 altercation.

According to the Lincoln Police Department, the 23-year-old was driving a red Honda Accord that was observed by a police officer to be straddling lane lines. After stopping the vehicle, the police report states, Dennard “emitted an odor of alcohol and displayed signs of impairment.”

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