Justin Blackmon was in Dallas for the Monday Night Football game with teammate Tracy Moore. Apparently since they didn't have practice that day they figured it was like the weekend! That is until 4am when they realized they had class in a few hours and tried to race home. And by race home I mean Blackmon was going 92 in a 60 mph speed zoned highway. He was pulled over and the officer immediately smelled the alcohol on his breathe. He was arrested and released around 8am this morning. Coach Mike Gundy will address the media on what the punishment will be today after practice. As of now, it doesn't look as if Tracy Moore was cited for anything. Stay tuned.
According to sources, he only had a couple of drinks at most and was sober. The problem is that he is under age and in the state of Texas an under age driver who has had any alcohol whatsoever will be arrested for a DUI.
He was released on approximately $375 bail which leads me to believe that this is not nearly as serious as a true DUI.
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) are different in the State of Texas. Only citizens under the age of 21 can receive a DUI, while anyone can be charged with a DWI.
So if I am understanding this correctly, the fact that he was charged with a DUI and not a DWI means he was not over the legal adult limit. Which means that it is a Class C misdemeaner and he will get a fine of up to $500.
All that info was from this site.
From Peter Bean at Burnt Orange Nation (in comments below) in reply to Update #2. Peter is a lawyer and a Texas grad... so you know, 0 for 2 there.. but his that does mean he knows his stuff in this matter.
He could have been over 0.08, and you’d have to see the arresting report to know for sure.
Under 106.041 of the TABC, a minor violates the law if he operates a motor vehicle while having any detectable amount of alcohol in his system. At least in theory, that could mean a sip of wine. You could also receive the same citation for being slobbering drunk.
There’s a provision in the law that allows the officer discretion as to whether to arrest the violator. The officer may also just give a citation and send the driver on his way. That the officer decided to arrest Blackmon may be indicative of how much he’d had to drink, but not necessarily.
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He cut his hair!!!!!!