The police report for Bears CB Tim Jennings’ DUI arrest has been released on the internet, and in my opinion, the case does not look very solid to me.
Jennings was stopped at 11:44 a.m. on an interstate after being clocked for going 99 in a 65 mph zone. Jennings later told the officer that he was late for a parent-teacher conference.
Jennings was taken aback when the officer stated that he detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and began questioning him about whether he had been drinking. Jennings told the officer had had not drank in over ten hours. The officer then asked Jennings whether he had brushed his teeth that morning, and added that “you can brush your teeth and still have the smell of alcohol on your breath, you know that.”
Jennings must have correctly guessed that this officer was going to arrest him for a DUI regardless of the evidence, because from this point on, he refused to cooperate by performing field tests or a breath test.
Considering that although Jennings was driving fast, he was not drifting, swerving or otherwise driving in an impaired manner, that he was not confused or befuddled, there are no reports of slurred speech or bloodshot eyes, nor unsure or difficult walking, and there are no field tests or breath test, it is hard to see how Jennings would be found guilty of this case. Then again, I don’t know what the courts are like in Gwinnett County, Georgia.