Nunn Faces Dwi, Gun Charges Ex-Big Red Player Crashes Car Here

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Freddie Joe Nunn, a linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts, had nearly double the legal limit of alcohol in his system Monday night when he slammed his Corvette against a high curb near the Missouri Botanical Garden, police said.

Police found two fully-loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistols and a 30-round magazine clip in a duffle bag in the car. Nunn was charged Tuesday with unlawful use of a weapon, driving under the influence of alcohol and other traffic violations. A breath test determined that Nunn, 32, had 0.18 percent of alcohol in his blood; a level of 0.10 is legal intoxication.

Nunn, 32, formerly of the St. Louis and Arizona Cardinals, was not hurt in the accident, but the 1991 Corvette was probably a total loss, police said.

The accident occurred about 9:30 p.m. as Nunn was driving east on DeTonty Street, from Tower Grove Avenue, at a high rate of speed. An 8-inch-high curb serves as a barrier on DeTonty and diverts traffic onto Klemm Street. Nunn apparently didn't see the curb.

"He said he thought he was getting onto Interstate 44," Police Capt. Robert Jones said. "He said he was unfamiliar with the area."

Police were called to the scene after a neighbor heard the accident. …