BODYCAM: Saints receiver Chris Olave arrested in Kenner on allegation of reckless driving

Published: Oct. 23, 2023 at 10:42 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 24, 2023 at 3:17 PM CDT
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KENNER, La. (WVUE) - Saints wide receiver Chris Olave was arrested Monday night (Oct. 23), and booked by Kenner Police with reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

Kenner PD spokesman Capt. Michael Cunningham said Olave was booked for allegedly driving 70 mph in a 35-mph zone in the 1700 block of Joe Yenni Boulevard.

Police say he was recklessly maneuvering in a black Dodge Charger between lanes and around other drivers on the road.

Police released bodycam video of his arrest on Tuesday.

A Saints spokesman said the team was “aware” of the arrest, but had no further comment.

Olave, a second-year player out of Ohio State, leads the Saints in receptions (39), receiving yards (471) and targets (68) through the first seven games of the 3-4 Saints.

Olave was released from jail around 11:30 p.m.

Kenner police say this is the second recent speeding ticket for the receiver. He was ticketed on Aug. 21 for driving 54 mph in a 35 mph zone in the 2300 block of Vintage Boulevard.

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