Top NFL draft prospect arrested for DUI, but bigger question is why he was arrested in the first place

Bradley Roby is projected as a first round pick in next month’s NFL draft.  Roby, a cornerback from Ohio State, was arrested on April 20th, after officers claim that he was discovered passed out behind the wheel of a car.  They claim that it took several attempts to wake him, and when they did, he failed field sobriety tests.

I should point out that a person can be graded as having “failed” field sobriety tests when any objective person looking at the tests would think the person had passed with flying colors.  More importantly, a person can “fail” these tests for reasons besides being intoxicated.  For example, being sleepy.

robybacRoby has since responded with a tweet stating that “I was not drunk” and attaching a picture of his breath test result.  The result was 0.0008 — which is nearly zero alcohol in his system.

Such a ridiculously low BAC raises questions about the judgment of the arresting police officer, who was way off the mark.  It also raises questions about the accuracy of field sobriety tests.

Hopefully, this miscarriage of justice will not affect Roby’s standing in the draft.

 

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  1. Pingback: Another year, another likely NFL draft pick arrested for DUI | illinoisduilawyer

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