Sep 23

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Player’s DUI Charge Has Great Impact

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drunk drivingDrunk driving certainly doesn’t pay and it will certainly cost this professional football player as well as his team and fans.

According to ClearwaterPatch.com, Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested early this morning on DUI charges after a Florida Highway Patrol trooper reportedly spotted him speeding and making improper lane changes. The report states that Seferian-Jenkins got onto southbound Interstate 275 near State Road 60 doing about 75 to 80 mph instead of the posted 55 mph speed limit. He’s also accused of cutting off a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper who was in a patrol vehicle. The trooper reported Seferian-Jenkins was also weaving back and forth.

Seferian-Jenkins is being charged with DUI and for violation of an ignition interlock device restriction. The second charge, the patrol said, stems from a prior arrest in Washington state in 2013. “He refused a breath test once at the Hillsborough County Jail,” an email noted.

His drunk driving should certainly cause him to miss some footballs games without pay. This may hurt his pocketbook, but it also hurts his teammates and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans who spend time, money and energy to cheer for their team.

This arrest should remind drivers that no matter who you are you are not immuned from the dangers of drunk driving. Don’t do it! It is not worth it!  Although this one may not have resulted in a car accident, many of them do injuring innocent drivers and passengers.

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