Former NFL star arrested on suspicion of DUI Posted in Drunk Driving Charges
Aug. 6, 2015
A possible California DUI conviction can be overwhelming, especially when it is not your first time dealing with DUI charges. A retired NFL star is now facing his second DUI after a car accident earlier this summer. Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Donovan McNabb, was driving near Phoenix when he rear-ended another vehicle. No injuries were reported in the accident.One officer who responded to the scene said that McNabb exhibited signs of drunk driving, including bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. McNabb was arrested on suspicion of DUI.Lab tests show that McNabb’s blood alcohol level was .17, which is over twice the legal limit. In video of the incident, McNabb told the officer that he was driving home from a nearby sports bar at the time, but that he had not been drinking. He reported that he was sick and been taking cough medicine.McNabb was cited and released from the police station. Because McNabb’s blood alcohol level was above .15, he may be facing an extreme DUI that could result in more serious consequences. He previously pled guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge in 2013 and was jailed for one day. As a result of that charge, he was ordered to pay a fine and entered an outpatient treatment program.
Whether you are being charged with a felony DUI or a misdemeanor, you may be facing a number of consequences. Fines, outpatient treatment programs, license suspension and jail time are just some of the things that could be in your future. You may be able to limit these consequences with a solid defense strategy in place.