American football wide receiver Michael Floyd could face jail time and pay an up to $2,500.00 fine for driving under the influence.
On December 12, Arizona traffic cops found Mr. Floyd unconscious behind the wheel in his Cadillac Escalade with the engine of hi car still running. His blood alcohol concentration level was tested by police to be 0.217 which is considered extremely high and over 2 times beyond the legal limit. Police officers first noticed Floyd’s car at a traffic light. Seems like Mr. Floyd stopped at a green light and didn’t move for two cycles of the light. The police approached Floyd’s car and saw him asleep with his foot on the break. The police banging on the driver’s window to wake Floyd. Mr. Floyd did not react to banging and did not know where he was going or where he was. When police asked him to turn of his car they observed that he stuttered and lost his voice and showed visible signs of driving under the influence of alcohol.
If Mr. Floyd is convicted he may be charged with a super extreme DUI and sentenced to 45 days in jail. A super extreme DUI is a legal concept in Arizona where a high blood alcohol level mandates serious jail sentence. In addition to the DUI, Mr. Floyd was charged with blocking the traffic and disobeying the police. If convicted, Mr. Floyd will have to install an an ignition interlock system and his car and he may also face $ 500 fine and $2000 as a contribution to the prison construction and public safety equipment fund.
It is common in Arizona for similar offenses not to face the entire jail time. A DUI conviction may result in Mr. Floyd serving a period of time in jail and the rest of the jail sentence in home arrest with a home alcohol monitoring system.
That is not the first time that the 27-year-old Floyd gets into trouble with the law. In 2011 Mr. Floyd was pulled over when he failed to stop at a stop sign. After the stop, a DUI investigation ensued and he was arrested when law enforcement officers measured his BAC to be twice the legal limit.
Two days after the current incident Michael Floyd was released by the Arizona Cardinals because of his inadequate behavior and a DUI arrest. The rumor has it that the conflict with the Cardinals has to do with Floyd being unapologetic after the arrest. The management of the team expected him to apologize, get healthy and change his approach. But he remained unapologetic, saying that everyone makes mistakes.
Despite the spoiled relationship with the Cardinals, Mr. Floyd quickly found a new job. The New England Patriots signed an agreement with Michael three days after the DUI incident.
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