Yet another NFL player has been arrested for DUI. This time it is Detroit Lion’s cornerback Aaron Berry who was arrested for intoxicated driving in his hometown over the weekend.
Berry, 24, who was drafted from the University of Pennsylvania, was arrested around 4 a.m. Saturday after an accident. He crashed his car into parked vehicles and attempted to flee the scene. A witness told police they saw him hit two cars before parking his BMW on a curb and walked to a nearby hotel.
Police arrested Berry and charged him with suspicion of DUI, failure to stop and render aid along with other misdemeanor charges.
Berry refused to take a breathalyzer, which can prevent a DUI conviction, but has penalties of its own. Without evidence of intoxication, a DUI lawyer will be able to challenge a drunk driving charge in court.
In a statement, Berry said, “This is not an example I want to set for young people and it’s certainly not what my team and coaches expect from me. I promise to do everything in my power to make sure this never happens again.”
The NFL responded by saying they “disappointed,” and “emphasized the need for their players to be accountable on and off the field.”
Berry’s arrest is the fourth for the off-season, three for DUI and one for misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Beating an intoxicated driving charge is possible, but it takes legal expertise and a strong DUI defense. When an offender hires a DUI attorney they have the assurance that someone is doing everything in their power to keep you from being convicted.
One or more DUIs can have a negative effect, causing a person to lose their license and possibly be sent to jail. A conviction will stay on a person’s record, so it’s crucial for the accused to retain a DUI lawyer to have the charges reduced or dismissed.