Originally posted by brodiebluebanaszak:
Or maybe he had a ride.
The drink's already been taken.
Athletic conditioning doesn't really have anything to do with how your liver metabolizes alcohol. You could argue that the chemical environment of professional athletics makes it more likely for individuals to act out when intoxicated, and their athletic conditioning makes them more dangerous when they do so to themselves and others.
Anyway the sheriff's office probably did the bare professional minimum here because they didn't want to ruin the professional livelihood of a 23 year old. If it was any other 23 year old no one would begrudge that.
If he had a ride, there's no reason to suppose he would be a threat to public safety.
I'm not crying foul against the sheriffs office.
There's a protocol for a reason, and having a driver has nothing to do with it.
You wouldn't want to release an intoxicated person because they could potentially become unruly when released.
A DUI is a serious offense, and most people become incredibly emotional when facing the realization of their actions.
The waiting period is way of letting the arrested "sober up" and confront the issue with a clear head. No one can deal with an intoxicated person with that kind of authority a police officer can so it makes sense to detain the person for at least 5 hours.
This circumstance was probably irrelevant in Aldons case because he's not a degenerate who will cause a ruckus after released. He's a high profile athlete who at the time knew he just dug himself a rather large hole to climb out of.
My whole point was not to point out special treatment in Aldons case. I was trying to illustrate the idea that Aldon is not the victim of a witchhunt, and that the team, community, and courts have been more than helpful to him.