AZ GM Keim pleads guilty to Extreme DUI, suspended by Cardinals for 5 weeks

From Pro Football Talk:

Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim pleaded guilty to an extreme DUI charge in Chandler, Arizona on Tuesday.

Chandler Municipal Court records show that Keim, who was arrested on July 4, entered the guilty plea for a charge reserved for people arrested with a blood alcohol content above .15. While many aspects of Keim’s arrest came to light in the days after it was announced, his BAC was not known.

KTAR reports that Keim’s BAC was .19, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08.

…The Cardinals announced a five-week suspension and $200,000 fine for Keim after Tuesday’s guilty plea.

“I wasn’t drinking while driving, just at stop signs” defense doesn’t work.

This is one of the most absurd defenses to drunk driving that I’ve ever heard.  Not surprisingly, it didn’t work:

From WGN.com:

VERO BEACH, Fla. – A man arrested on suspicion of DUI in Florida had a creative, if ineffective defense.

During the June 27 arrest, 69-year-old Earle Stevens told officers he hadn’t been drinking and driving – he’d only been drinking at “stop signs,” according to an arrest affidavit obtained by Treasure Coast News.

Police received a 911 call after a McDonald’s drive-thru customer in Vero Beach complained of a driver behind her repeatedly bumping her car.

Indian River County sheriff’s deputies found Stevens still behind the wheel, an open bottle of booze stuffed in a paper bag on the seat next to him, according to the affidavit.

Deputies said Stevens smelled of alcohol and told them he was feeling “pretty good.”

Stevens, who said he has never had a Florida driver’s license, allegedly told deputies that he’d only sip Jim Beam at “stop signs.”

According to the affidavit, “He further explained that he was not drinking while the car was moving and only when he stopped for stop signs and traffic signals.”

Read the whole story here: https://wgntv.com/2018/07/12/man-arrested-for-dui-says-he-wasnt-drinking-while-driving-just-at-stop-signs/

AZ Cardinals GM arrested for DUI

From KTAR.com:

PHOENIX — Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim was cited for a DUI on July 4. He was released that same night after being processed.

Chandler police confirmed to KTAR News 92.3 it happened during a traffic stop near Dobson and Ocotillo roads…

Keim has been with the organization since 1999. In February, he signed a four-year contract extension through the 2022 season.

Two years ago, former Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd was suspended four games because of an arrest for a DUI in Scottsdale.

Actor best known for Downton Abbey arrested for DUI

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From TMZ:

Rade Serbedzija — who played Prince Kuragin in “Downton Abbey” and memorable movie villains — nearly took out several cars before he was arrested for DUI … according to cops.

Santa Monica cops tell us they got calls about a Lexus swerving all over the road last weekend. Once officers pulled him over … they say they found an open bottle of whiskey, and 71-year-old Rade showed signs of intoxication.

We’re told his field sobriety testing did not go well, and he blew over the legal limit.

Schaumburg Police Officer arrested for DUI after crash, refused breath test

A Schaumburg police officer with 28 years on the force resigned after being arrested and charged with misdemeanor DUI after crashing into a tree.  Credit to his fellow officers for not giving him a pass.

According to news reports, the officer refused to take a blood, breath or urine test.  I wonder what he learned in his 28 years of policing that lead him to make that decision?

You can read the entire story here:  https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/schaumburg-police-officer-charged-with-dui-resigns-after-28-years/

PGA President arrested for DUI

From Golfweek:

PGA of America president Paul Levy was arrested last week and charged for driving under the influence of alcohol, the Riverside County (Calif.) Sheriff’s office confirmed Wednesday.

Levy was driving eastbound in the 74-000 block of Highway 111 in Palm Desert, Calif. when his vehicle veered off the road and collided into a posted sign, according to a Sheriff’s office release.

Officers responded to the single-car collision at approximately 11:22 p.m. on June 7. During the investigation Levy showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. Levy, 57, was transported to a hospital as a precaution but was not injured in the incident. He was booked into Riverside County Jail in Indio, Calif. and charged with a misdemeanor DUI. He is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 2 at the Indio Larson Justice Center, according to Riverside County jail records.

Late Round QB drafted by Bengals arrested for DUI

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This is not a good way to start your NFL career.  From Cincinnati.com:

According to online public records, Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Logan Woodside was arrested in Bellevue, Kentucky on June 9 for speeding and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

Woodside, 23, was detained at 3:46 a.m. in Newport.

A seventh-round pick out of Toledo, Woodside is one of four quarterbacks on the Bengals roster.

The Bellevue police officer wrote the following in Woodside’s citation:

“Officer was sitting in the outside area of UDF when a blue SUV came through the parking lot at a high rate of speed. When I walked up to the vehicle the driver had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, and he had glassy eyes. Subject was able to exit the vehicle OK but had minor troubles counting backward, and with finger dexterity. During the HGN (Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus) test subject should clues for impairment. Subject had trouble with his walk and turn, and counting during the test. Subject was unable to complete the one leg stand. Subject took the BA (Blood Alcohol) test after attempting to contact an attorney and declined a test at his own expense. Breath: .112.”

The officer cited Woodside for driving greater than 10 miles per hour over the speed limit.