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Donovan McNabb Arrested For DUI: Sacked Off the Field

donovan mcnabb arrested for duoFormer NFL star quarterback Donovan McNabb has received his punishment for a June 28th driving under the influence arrest in Gilbert, Arizona. McNabb will serve 18 days in county jail, 72 days in home detention after jail, 30 hours of community service, counseling, unsupervised probation until sentence completion and will pay a fine of $6,342.23. This was his second DUI conviction in as many years. On the night of the arrest, McNabb collided into a stopped vehicle at a red light. When police investigated the accident, they discovered McNabb’s blood alcohol concentration level was .17, which is more than double the legal limit, and a bottle of tequila in his trunk. In efforts to cover his tracks, McNabb explained the scent on his breath on taking cold medicine and sucking on cough drops before the crash. Police did not buy it, and they booked McNabb.

Life Going Downhill Post-Football

McNabb was a player nearly every young football player admired. In 13 seasons, he played 167 games for the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings and was a six-time Pro Bowler. Though McNabb never won a Super Bowl, he had a successful, trouble-free career. During retirement, however, is when McNabb ran into the most trouble. In the past two years, he has been arrested for a DUI twice. The second DUI charge made FOX Sports indefinitely suspended McNabb from commentating. Hopefully, McNabb has learned his lesson and can be a better father figure for his four children.

DUI in Tennessee

In Tennessee, DUI laws are much harsher. McNabb’s penalties for a second offense would be a minimum 48 days in jail, a fine between $600-$3,500 and a two-year license suspension. It is illegal in Tennessee to drive a vehicle with a BAC more than .08% if you are 21 years of age or older. When pulled over for suspicion of a DUI, an officer will require you to pass a Standardized Field Sobriety Test, which include horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk and turn and a one-leg stand. Afterwards, you will submit a BAC test. If you pass, you will be free to go. If you do not, you will be arrested and taken to jail.

Hire Nashville DUI Lawyer

DUI cases are very serious offenses, and you will be prosecuted to the furthest extent of the law in Tennessee. For that reason, it is important to have an experienced and well-trained attorney on your side to defend your rights and fight your arrest. At Turner Law Offices, P.C., we have over 20 years of experience in handling DUI cases. Our knowledgeable lawyers know all the factors that can affect a BAC test, how a breathalyzer works and how the body metabolizes alcohol and drugs. Call our office or Request a Free Initial Consultation to speak with one of our lawyers today.

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