Drunk driving can affect people from all walks of life, from teachers and car mechanics to professional football players. Unfortunately for those arrested for a DUI, in addition to criminal charges, their arrest may affect their job and their future. A California professional football player has lost his place on the team after a recent DUI arrest.
Cornerback for the L.A. Rams, Troy Hill, was released after he was arrested for a DUI. According to news reports, the former Pac-12 player was driving his Mercedes on the 101 freeway early in the morning when he allegedly swerved across multiple lanes and crashed into the rear of a semi truck.
When CHP officers arrived, Hill identified himself as a player for the Rams. Law enforcement officers reported Hill appeared to be impaired by alcohol and was arrested after failing field sobriety tests. He was released from the jail after posting $15,000 bail.
College football players have also run into trouble with drunk driving arrests. Florida Tech's starting senior quarterback, Marquis Gordon Robins II was suspended following a DUI accident. Police officers responded to a report of a car crashing into a house in the early morning hours. When police arrived, they found a shirtless Robins sitting on the ground near the wrecked car bleeding from his mouth.
The vehicle had blood on the driver's side airbag, but Robins said someone else had been driving. When asked who the driver was, Robins responded that he was unable to say who was driving. Robins admitted to drinking at a bar earlier and officers said they smelled alcohol on his breath. Robins refused to submit to field sobriety tests and was arrested on suspicion of a DUI. The team suspended Robins indefinitely.
A football coach with the University of Nebraska was arrested after a car accident in Lincoln, less than a mile from the stadium where the Huskers play football. Keith Williams' blood test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.15%, almost double the legal limit. Williams was charged with his third DUI, as well as careless driving. Williams pleaded not guilty and was suspended for the first four games of the season.
Even high school football coaches have ended up under arrest for drunk driving. Here in California, Cabrillo High School's head football coach, Don Willis, stepped down from his position citing “personal reasons.” Willis was arrested weeks earlier for a DUI.
According to reports, Willis, a former professional football player was driving his Chevy Malibu when he was pulled over for a moving violation at around 3 a.m. According to the CHP, Willis failed a number of field sobriety tests and was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
At Gorelick Law Offices, attorney Lynn Gorelick has dedicated her legal career to defending people from all walks of life facing DUI charges in the East Bay. With more than 30 years of experience, Lynn Gorelick understands that you may not be at fault for a DUI accident. If you are charged with drunk driving, contact the local East Bay DUI defense attorney who understands that you do not have to plead guilty just because you were arrested.