Upsetting news for University of Washington football fans as they learn star player Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been suspended due to a DUI investigation over the weekend. As of now the suspension restricts the Husky tight end from practices, games, and any contact with teammates until the DUI investigation is complete. Once charges have been filed against Seferian-Jenkins the suspension will be re-evaluated.
UW football coach Steve Sarkisian released statements concerning the DUI arrest, “He will be disciplined internally in accordance with team and departmental policies. We will continue to support Austin throughout this process, while holding him accountable and responsible for his actions.”
Saturday night around 11:30 PM, Seattle police found Seferian-Jenkins’ car crashed in a ditch along Ravenna Boulevard, not far from UW’s sororities and fraternities, popular party location for college students. Austin smelled of alcohol and suffered bloody injuries to his face (consistent with injuries acquired when hitting your head into a car windshield) giving Seattle police reason to arrest him with DUI and take him to the hospital for a blood test. It is common practice for police in Washington State to take a person involved in a car accident that is under suspicion for DUI to the hospital for blood analysis to get an accurate BAC (blood alcohol content) reading.
Fellow Dawg football fans and all others, continue to follow my blog for updates on charges filed against Seferian-Jenkins.
Follow up report. Bobby Brown is going to spend some time in the slammer for his latest charge of DUI that occurred in October 2012 (check out my blog “Snaps! Bobby Brown’s 2nd DUI This Year” for the DUI arrest details).
Earlier today, retired singing sensation Bobby Brown, pled no contest to the DUI and driving on a license suspended charges. The judge sentenced him to 55 days in jail, 4 years of probation, and completion of an 18 month DUI and alcohol treatment program. Brown was also ordered to attend 3 Alcoholics Anonymous meeting per week until he starts his jail time, which must begin by March 20th.
This is Bobby Brown’s third DUI in his lifetime. The first DUI occurred in 1996, followed by his second and third DUI in 2012.
Here in Washington State, if a person is guilty of a second DUI within seven years, they would be facing a jail sentence ranging from a minimum of 30 days to a maximum of 364 days behind bars. They would also need to invest in a good pair of sneakers or a bus pass because they would lose their driver’s license for a minimum of 2 years and up to a max of 2 1/2 years. Lets not forget fines ranging from $1196.00 to $5000.00 and electric home monitoring post jail time for at least 60 days.
Bad luck for former Colorado Rockies baseball great, Todd Helton, when charged with DUI early Wednesday morning while buying lotto tickets at a local gas station. Prior to Helton’s DUI arrest, an unknown source called the Colorado police to notified them of a black Ford F-150 (Helton’s truck) driving erratically, striking a median, and then parking at a gas station. When police reported to the scene, Helton came stumbling out of the gas station with lotto tickets in hand. According to the police reports, when officers asked Helton if he had been driving the pickup truck, Helton denied damaging the road median and continued with making “spontaneous statements of drinking two igloo cups of red wine.” Todd Helton, who earned 160 million dollars during his baseball career, was arrested and charged with 3 counts of DUI.
Todd Helton issued this apologies to his community and fans; “Last evening I exercised poor judgment and was charged with drinking and driving after driving to a gas station near my house. I am very sorry and embarrassed by my actions. I hold myself to a high standard and take my responsibility as a public figure very seriously. My entire career I have worked to set a positive example for my family and in our community and I fell far short of this standard. I sincerely ask my family, the Colorado Rockies Organization, Major League Baseball and the community to accept my apology.”
Funny he doesn’t mention anything about his lotto tickets…must not have won…booohooo! His mug shot tells the same story of misfortune, check it out!