Junior Seau was arrested for domestic violence. Seau was arrested on a charge of felony spousal assault with injury, Oceanside police reported in a statement. He was booked into the Vista Detention Facility early Monday morning and posted bail after 3 a.m. local time.
He then was reportedly released from the Vista Detention Facility at approximately 2 a.m. Shortly after, Seau then drove his car, a Cadillac, over the cliff.
He was heading south along the roadway in a white 2004 Cadillac Escalade and was just past Palomar Airport Drive when the SUV drove about 75 to 100 feet off the roadway and over the cliff.
The front end of the Escalade hit the rocks and then flipped around and ended about 30 feet down the embankment on the beach.
Seau was alone and conscious when rescuers arrived and helped him out of the vehicle.
Seau was the only person involved in the accident when it plunged about 30 feet off the cliff.
Photos of the car crash.
Junior Seau, who police said sustained cuts and bruises in the accident, was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. The alleged domestic violence involved his live-in girlfriend, 10News said.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.