Bad news for former Seattle Seahawk running back Spencer Ware… not only was he released by the Seahawks on Saturday but he also got popped with a DUI charge on Tuesday. Apparently, Ware was arrested for allegedly drunk driving on Tuesday morning in Maple Valley and was booked into the Kent jail at 3:21am.
This is Spencer Ware’s second DUI within this year, his first DUI was on January 9th when he was on the Seahawks injured reserve list. The 22-year-old was lucky in July, his DUI case was dismissed after a ruling that the arresting officer did not have a lawful basis to initiate the traffic stop. The judge also suppressed all evidence gathered after the traffic stop, which included incriminating evidence such as the BAC test and DUI field sobriety test results.
Although Ware’s January DUI was dismissed, it will likely be used against him during the resolution of his new DUI charge. Ware’s next court date is his arraignment set for September 8th in the Maple Valley Municipal Court.
Currently Spencer Ware is a free agent and has yet to be picked up by an NFL team.
On a side note, downtown Seattle is buzzing with fanatical Seahawk fans, regular season opening game day, Seahawks vs. the Green Bay Packers, go Hawks!
A sad story, yet powerful portrayal of how devastating driving under the influence “DUI” can be.
According to TMZ. com, on December 8th at 2AM, Dallas Cowboy nose tackle football player, Josh Brent, flipped his Mercedes over into the middle of the street by hitting a sidewalk curb at high speeds while DUI. In the car with Brent was passenger and teammate linebacker Jerry Brown. When police approached the scene they saw Brent pulling the lifeless body of Brown from the smoking upside down vehicle. Jerry Brown was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Police suspected DUI. Josh Brent was subjected to DUI field sobriety tests and failed. He was also taken to the hospital where he had his blood drawn to render DUI blood alcohol levels. Blood results have yet to be released to the public. Brent was arrested and booked by police.
Josh Brent has been charged with one count of intoxicated manslaughter and could face up to 20 years of prison if found guilty. Brent has a prior conviction of DUI on his record, while in college he pled guilty to a DUI misdemeanor.
What has been learned from this story? Being convicted of DUI isn’t just simply a slap on the wrist by paying court fees, possible jail time, and losing your license. DUI’s can cause much more devastation; years of jail time, loss of your career and life as you know it, and even the loss of someone’s life.