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Nick Fairley passed a state trooper while driving 100 mph

Wild Card Playoffs - Detroit Lions v New Orleans Saints

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 07: Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions reacts after a fumble in the second quarter by Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints in the during their 2012 NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Kevin C. Cox

Some more details are emerging about the DUI arrest of Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley, including the fact that the state trooper who made the arrest says he was driving down Interstate 10 early this morning when Fairley flew past him going 100 miles an hour.

According to the Associated Press, Alabama state troopers say Fairley was driving 100 in his Cadillac Escalade in unincorporated Mobile County, Alabama, and he initially refused to stop for the trooper’s emergency lights and siren before eventually pulling over.

Fairley faces charges of DUI and attempting to elude police, plus reckless driving, no proof of insurance and driving with an open container of alcohol in his vehicle. It’s his second arrest in the last two months near his Alabama home; he was arrested in Mobile on April 3 for marijuana possession.

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was ticketed last year for driving 91 mph, but Fairley clocking 100 exceeds even Suh’s excessive speed. When Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said Fairley is faster than Suh, I don’t think that’s what he had in mind.