Knowshon Moreno facing DUI charge

DENVER -- Denver prosecutors say Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno has been charged with drunken driving and careless driving after getting pulled over in south Denver.

Denver district attorney's spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said Tuesday that Moreno is also charged with failure to have proof of insurance and is due back in court March 2 after police issued a summons.

Denver police Lt. Matthew Murray says Moreno was pulled over on Feb. 1 after allegedly driving 70 mph in an interstate construction zone where the speed limit was 45 mph.

According to FOX31 in Denver, Moreno was driving a Bentley convertible with personalized license plates that read "SAUCED."

"We take the incident involving Knowshon Moreno very seriously, and are thoroughly reviewing this matter," the Broncos said in a statement Monday. "Our organization will continue to gather information and closely monitor this issue while the legal process takes its course."

Moreno, the No. 12 overall pick of the 2009 draft, is currently rehabilitating a torn ACL he suffered during the 2011 season. Denver is expected to bring in a running back either early in the draft or in free agency. Moreno lost his starting job to Willis McGahee last season.

Moreno's best chance of sticking in Denver in 2012 likely is as a third-down back.

Information from ESPN.com AFC West blogger Bill Williamson and The Associated Press was used in this report.