Ex-NFL star Deltha O’Neal broke his back and neck in a horrific car crash in August … and now, prosecutors have hit the former DB with DUI after they say he was drunk during the fiery wreck.
According to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, O’Neal and a passenger were on their way home from a Royal Palm Beach, Fl. bar on Aug. 7 when O’Neal lost control of his Mercedes.
Witnesses say the scene was wild … claiming O’Neal’s ride hopped a curb, slammed into a utility pole, ripped in half, skidded into trees and caught on fire.
According to the docs, O’Neal and his passenger were SERIOUSLY hurt … with Deltha suffering a broken ankle, fractured back and neck, concussion, eye injury, brain bleed and an intestine injury.
The passenger, meanwhile, suffered even worse trauma … with the docs saying the guy needed a 16-INCH ROD to repair a broken femur caused by the crash.
Cops say after the two were transported to the hospital … O’Neal reeked of booze — and when they got his blood tests back, one of the results revealed O’Neal’s BAC was .195.
Cops eventually issued a warrant for his arrest … and, according to Miami jail records, ultimately picked up the 42-year-old earlier this month.
O’Neal — who admitted to having a few beers before the crash — has been hit with two counts of DUI … and is due in court next month to face the charges.
O’Neal was a STUD for years in the NFL … recording Pro Bowl appearances in 2001 with the Broncos and in 2005 with the Bengals.
In his 9-year career, Deltha record 34 interceptions and 389 combined tackles.