Originally posted by 9er2k:
PROSECUTORS POISED TO CHARGE STALLWORTH WITH DUI
Posted by Mike Florio on March 14, 2009, 6:47 p.m.
As authorities in South Florida wait for the results of a blood draw performed on Browns receiver Donte’ Stallworth, a source with knowledge of the investigation tells us that prosecutors are preparing an indictment for DUI manslaughter, under the assumption that the results will show that Stallworth’s blood alcohol content exceeded the legal limit of 0.08 percent when he collided with a pedestrian, who later died.
Per the source, Stallworth admitted to drinking at least four Patrons and two Margaritas. A separate source called that information “basically right,” but added that Stallworth contends he had his last drink at midnight. The incident occurred after 7:00 a.m. local time.
We’re also told that Stallworth claimed in his statement to police that he saw the man crossing the street from a distance, and flashed the high beams and honked the horn of the Bentley he was driving. Apparently, there’s an issue as to whether Stallworth could have taken evasive action because of a barrier along the median.
We’re told that Stallworth is badly shaken by the news that the pedestrian had died.
And, frankly, he should be. Apart from the fact that he was involved in an accident that claimed a man’s life, Stallworth could be facing serious criminal liability, if the pending test reveals an impermissibly high concentration of alcohol in his blood.
Yeah, bad, bad deal. Honestly though, how many times have you been out drinking, went home and to bed, wake up early and head out...???
I've done this NUMEROUS times when I have to work the fallowing morning, on a weekend mostly.
Not saying he should not be held accountable, just saying, if the guy drank the night before, then of course it would still be in his blood.
Another thing, why did he have to have a blood test instead of a sobriety test at the scene??? I read that he was released at the scene so it obviously appeared to the officer that he was sober and without the scent of alcohol.
Bad deal for everybody.