CLEVELAND, Ohio – When Myles Garrett wrecked his Porsche in rural Medina County on Monday, it wasn’t the first time he spent time on the side of the road with police officers.
The Browns defensive end, 26, has been charged with speeding at least five times in the past four years, including last year when he was cited for going 50 mph over the speed limit. His accident on State Road on Monday, when he rolled his Porsche, left him dazed and cut. Garrett was traveling 65 mph in a 45 mph zone when he crashed, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He has been cited for failure to control his vehicle.
It is uncertain whether Garrett will play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
Before the accident, his worst driving offense came last year, when he was cited for hitting 120 mph in a 70-mph zone on Interstate 71, near Ohio 3, in Medina County, according to court records. The next day, on Sept. 25, 2021, state troopers again cited Garrett for speeding on I-71, again near Ohio 3.
But he wasn’t going nearly as fast. He reached 105 mph in a 70 mph zone, according to court records and interviews. A judge later amended it to 99 mph.
The stops in Medina took six points off Garrett’s license and cost him more than $550 in fines and court costs. His attorney, Kevin Spellacy, wrote that Garrett could not appear for a hearing in the case because the player was “scheduled to be at work until 12:30 pm” His hearing was set for early afternoon.
Garrett later paid the tickets. Spellacy could not be reached for comment.
Court records indicate that Summit County sheriff’s deputies caught up to Garrett in Akron on Interstate 77 on May 12, 2020, and cited him with speeding. He paid $150 for a fine. He also lost two points off his license.
In Ohio, drivers can have their licenses suspended if they lose 12 points within two years.
He was cited for speeding again in Cleveland Municipal Court in October 2019, and Spellacy again represented him. The court’s online docket system could not provide the most basic details of the incident. A year earlier, Garrett was tagged with speeding again in Delaware County, north of Columbus. He paid a $150 fine.
On Monday, authorities released a video from a Medina County sheriff’s deputy after Garrett crashed his car on State Road, near Ridgewood Road, in Sharon Township. He apparently was driving from the Browns’ complex in Berea when the accident happened before 3 pm The video showed Garrett sitting near his totaled 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S. He had a bloodied hand and a ripped sweatshirt. He appeared disoriented.
A female passenger was treated nearby. They were treated and released from a nearby hospital.
Troopers previously said Garrett was not impaired by drugs or alcohol. They also confirmed that both passengers were wearing seat belts when Garrett’s gray 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S flipped multiple times.
“We’re very grateful that he and his passenger are alive,” said Ray Santiago, a sergeant with the State Patrol.