Riverside authorities released thedashboard video
Tuesday of the Nov. 10 arrest of Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe, who had been cited for speeding and possessing marijuana.
Bowe pleaded guilty this month in Riverside Municipal Court to amended charges of defective equipment and littering. He paid $610 in fines.
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An officer pulled over Bowe in his 2011 Audi A8 after spotting it traveling 48 mph in a 35-mph zone shortly before midnight at West Platte Road and Northwest Business Park. Two other men were riding with Bowe.
While speaking to Bowe, the officer detected what he suspected was a strong marijuana odor coming from inside the Audi, according to the police report.
During a search of the vehicle, a police K-9 detected two containers of what an officer suspected to be marijuana.
An officer asked Bowe: “Is that your black bag in the back? And these...?”
Bowe’s response is inaudible.
The officer announced: “You’re under arrest for possession of marijuana.”
“Say again,” Bowe responded.
“You’re under arrest for possession of marijuana.”
“Those were in my bag?” Bowe asked.
“Next to your wallet, next to your ID,” the officer said.
After handcuffing Bowe, the officer explained that the tickets will be city charges.
“We will get you down there and we’ll book you right quick and get you out,” he said before leading Bowe to a patrol car.
Bowe’s lawyer later filed a motion to suppress evidence, saying the vehicle search was conducted without a valid warrant, without probable cause and in an unreasonable manner. The motion said that Bowe’s statements were given without police reading Bowe his Miranda rights.
Bowe later reached an agreement to the amended charges.