Fresno DUI Attorney Discusses Alleged DUI Involving Former NFL Quarterback
Jul 22, 2015
On Tuesday, July 14, authorities released the results of a blood-alcohol test related to the arrest of former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb on suspicion of DUI on June 28. At the time, McNabb allegedly rear-ended a vehicle driven by the wife of a police officer in Gilbert, Arizona. There was no report of any injuries in the accident, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Extreme DUI Classification
The arrest report stated that the responding officer said that McNabb's eyes were bloodshot and he had slurred speech. The subsequent BAC test returned a reading of 0.17 percent, more than twice the legal limit. Arizona state law classifies any level of 0.15 or higher as extreme DUI.
Previous Guilty Plea
This most recent arrest follows another that occurred on December 15, 2013. An incident east of Phoenix led to a guilty plea to a misdemeanor DUI charge. That incident resulted in one day in jail, a fine of approximately $1,500 and required attendance in a Scottsdale outpatient treatment program.
Police subsequently released a police video recorded at the scene of the June 2015 accident. In the video, McNabb denies that he was drinking before the incident. He did assert that he had been taking cough medicine due to a cold. He also indicated that he was driving home from a sports bar when the accident occurred.
Although innocence or guilt is not yet determined in this particular case, a motorist accused of DUI has certain legal rights. Penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are often significant, especially when a motorist has one or more previous convictions.
Michael Mitchell is a Fresno attorney who practices in the areas of DUI, personal injury & criminal law. Visit his Google+ profile.