Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jets receiver grounded for DWI

Braylon Edwards, a wide receiver for the New York Jets, was arrested early this morning in Manhattan for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Mr. Edwards submitted a breath specimen that that had a reported alcohol concentration of 0.16, twice the limit in New York state.

Ironically enough, Mr. Edwards was not stopped as a result of any erratic driving. His downfall were overly tinted windows on his Range Rover.
The 27-year-old Edwards was pulled over for having overly tinted windows in his Range Rover. Edwards was arrested at 5:15 a.m. after police smelled alcohol and Edwards blew .16 on a breathalyzer -- twice the legal limit, the New York Post reported.
What possessed Mr. Edwards to blow into the state's breath test machine is something we may never know. If all the police had was an equipment violation and the smell of alcohol, a conviction for drunk driving would be unlikely.

What should be obvious is that if you consume any alcohol you are at risk for being arrested for driving while intoxicated -- whether you are over the limit or not. Getting pulled over for an equipment violation can lead, as it did in Mr. Edwards' case, to a DWI arrest just because an officer smells alcohol on your breath.

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