RIVERSIDE, Mo. – Charges of marijuana possession and speeding against Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe were resolved Wednesday evening at a lower level.
Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Bowe pleaded guilty to lesser charges of defective equipment and littering, Riverside City prosecutor Amy Ashelford announced in the courtroom.
“Justice requires that similar cases be treated similarly,” Ashelford said of Bowe’s first offense. “As a result, it was important to me that Mr. Bowe be treated no differently, either with a harsher or a lesser punishment than any other person in a similar situation, and that is what occurred tonight.”
Bowe was fined $610 in addition to his plea, according to Riverside public information officer Meredith Hauck.
The original charges stemmed from Bowe’s arrest for allegedly speeding and possessing marijuana on Nov. 10, 2013.
Bowe was clocked driving 48 mph in a 35 mph zone leading to the discovery of what was believed to be marijuana in the vehicle, according to the police.
Bowe’s attorney, Kevin Regan, filed a motion last week to suppress the evidence surrounding the marijuana charge.
And with Wednesday’s announcement of Bowe’s plea, the marijuana charge was dismissed, according to Hauck.
Ashelford and Regan did not take questions from the media after the announcement, Hauck said.
Bowe was not present in the courtroom.