Orange County sheriff's deputies used a Taser to subdue NFL free agent Josh Booty when became combative while being booked for investigation of drunken driving.

A sheriff's spokesman says Booty was arrested by the California Highway Patrol early Wednesday for investigation of driving under the influence after he was pulled over for a traffic violation in Santa Ana. Booty is the older brother of USC quarterback John David Booty.

Orange County sheriff's Lt. Hal Brotheim says Booty became belligerent while being processed and deputies used a Taser to subdue him.

Officials say Booty was released several hours later with a citation advising him of a date to appear in court.