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Bucs star rookie busted for suspicion of DUI

Posted on: November 19, 2010 8:35 am
Edited on: November 19, 2010 10:13 am
 

Posted by Andy BenoitM. Williams

Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams was arrested for DUI early Friday morning. Williams blew a 0.065 and 0.061 percent blood alcohol level. Both are under the legal limit.

However, Williams was taken into custody anyway. "Even before they take the breath test, deputies usually have enough probable cause for a DUI," Hillsborough sheriff's spokesman Larry McKinnon said, according to Ray Reyes of the Tampa Tribune. "That breath test may come back double zero. People have refused the breath test and still got arrested. It only measures alcohol. It won't register illegal or prescription drugs."

Williams was pulled over at 2:48 a.m. for driving 57 in a 45 mph zone. Police said he was also weaving in and out of lanes.

The rookie from Syracuse was talented enough to have been drafted in the late first or early second round, but he fell to fourth round due to character concerns.

No word on Williams’ status for Sunday against the 49ers. Thus far this season, the punishment of choice for DUI’s has been for teams to bench a player for the first quarter.

Williams leads the Bucs with 40 catches for 627 yards on the season.

UPDATE 10:03 a.m. ET: According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Williams will start when the team takes the field at San Francisco this Sunday. 

UPDATE 10:12 a.m. ET: Now Schefter is saying that another Bucs official has said Williams will NOT play. The Bucs will have it straightened out soon enough (we think). And we'll presumably know the final verdict no later than Sunday...

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Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2010 12:35 pm
 

Bucs star rookie busted for suspicion of DUI

My bad I meant weaving not "swerving", but it does not change what I meant.  The officer obviously smelled alcohol or he would not have had a reason to test him and he had to prove that he was impaired to arrest him at under the legal limit.  The officer didn't have to see glassy eyes or even smell alcohol to prove he was impaired.  He had to conduct a field sobriety test, but could also say that since he was speeding and weaving between lanes that he was impaired.  My point is that just because you are under the legal limit of .08 doesn't mean that you can't get a DUI and that is a common misconception.  At .05 or higher you can get a DUI based on the judgement of the officer on whether the driver was impaired or not.  Obviously this officer felt that Mike Williams was impaired and should not have been driving.



Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: November 19, 2010 10:47 am
 

Bucs star rookie busted for suspicion of DUI

I have no opinion here but it actually did say:

"Williams was pulled over at 2:48 a.m. for driving 57 in a 45 mph zone. Police said he was also weaving in and out of lanes."




Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2010 10:44 am
 

Bucs star rookie busted for suspicion of DUI

I am a Buc fan from day one when the first head coach of the franchise was announced.

Because he was under the legal limit allowed by the state, however, he obviously was impaired to the point that he was issued a ticket. He was weaving in and out of lanes, plus he was speeding.  When did he start drinking, it was 2:30A.M. when he was caught. Sort of late to be out. However he is an adult and can not be told when to be in and that he can not be out, however, there is common sense in making decisions about when and where to be. 

I agree with another poster there will probably be a deal made where he will not have to appear in court. He might get to do public service. This might or might not be good.

How do you think we go him?? He had behavior problems coming into the draft and fell so low in the draft that Tampa Bay was able to pick him up for a dime. Had he not had the behavior problems he would have gone long before we would have considered getting him.

I don’t care if he did not make the minimum to be classified as under the influence. You would not be saying that if one of your best friend’s daughter was lying in the street with a busted head because a man or woman had passed a breathe test, given a ticket and sent on their way.

After receiving the ticket less than 100 feet away ran directly into three teenagers riding their bikes with all the proper lights, but this person could not properly see them. The cop that issued the ticket say the accident and was the first on the scene.

Well my friends little 13 year old is now not able to walk the rest of her life, is currently having mental problems. Her other 2 friends are wheel chair bound with various aliments and medical problems.

This guy was legally able to operate a car according to state law, however he was impaired and should not have been driving.

Therefore even if you are legally not impaired, you are impaired and at times not as quick as  you normally are, as well as mentally you are not aware of your surroundings.

I think he should have made better decisions as to if he should have been driving at all, even though he legally was allowed to by state law.


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