Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards was caught driving under the influence when he was pulled over by police on the Westside. He had double the legal limit of alcohol in his system, authorities told a New York Criminal Lawyer.
The 27-year-old pro football player was arrested early in the morning and charged with DWI, after being pulled over because his Range Rover had overly-tinted windows. Police told a New York Criminal Lawyer they smelled alcohol and gave Edwards a Breathalyzer test. He registered 0.16, which is twice the state’s legal limit of 0.08. He also failed a sobriety test at the scene.
“I had a couple of drinks,” he told the police, according to a report by New York Criminal Lawyers. There were four other passengers, two of them also football players. None of them were charged with any crimes. Edwards was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle while impaired.
“After talking it over with [officials] and with league people, clearly (Edwards’) actions are a violation of the league substance abuse policy and that has to run its course before they can discipline him,” said the Jets general manager. “We made the decision that he won’t start against Miami. He’ll be active, but he won’t start. Then we have to let the league punishment run its course.”
No matter who you are or what your life is like on a daily basis, being accused of a crime is an ordeal. No matter who you are, you’ll need a Bronx Criminal Lawyer to help you weather the storm. Your case will require attention from the best lawyers you can find, and there is no one better than a New York Criminal Attorney.
The Office of Stephen Bilkis and Associates can offer you support and guidance as well as a free consultation when you contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW. We have offices in New York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and The Bronx and in Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County.