Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno was arrested for in Denver earlier this month ... and in an ironic twist of fate, cops say the on his ride read "SAUCED."
According to the Denver PD, 24-year-old Moreno was driving his convertible Bentley on Feb. 1 when he was pulled over for doing 70 in a 45 ... in a construction zone.
Police say Moreno smelled like booze ... and when he performed poorly on a field sobriety test, they arrested him for DUI.
Cops say Moreno was "very respectful and polite."
The Broncos released a statement ... saying, "We take the incident involving very seriously and are thoroughly reviewing this matter. Our organization will continue to gather information and closely monitor this issue while process runs its course."