At 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 25, police received a report about an alleged assault that took place in Arizona. The report indicated that a man had been struck over the head and that his golf cart had been stolen. A few minutes later, police received word of a hit-and-run, and police made contact with a 24-year-old man who played football for the Indianapolis Colts after the cart had crashed into a gate.
According to the victim, the football player and two other men asked him for a ride on his golf cart, which authorities say was being used legally as a taxi. After the two other men got off the cart, the defensive lineman stuck the victim and drove off with his cart. Police say that the man was yelling gay slurs and obscenities toward officers on the scene, and authorities say that he admitted to consuming a lot of alcohol.
The Colts lineman was taken into custody on charges of driving under the influence, auto theft and suspicion of damage. He was also charged with suspicion of robbery and resisting arrest. The Colts said that they are aware of the situation and were still gathering more information about what took place.
Those who are facing drunk driving charges may face serious penalties that include jail time, probation and a fine in addition to a license suspension or revocation. An attorney may be able to help an individual create a defense to the charge that may result in a plea bargain or an acquittal. Examples of a possible defense include arguing that a driver was experiencing a medical condition that mimicked the symptoms of impaired driving. An attorney may also argue that a blood, urine or breath test was conducted or handled improperly.