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Saints player Willie Snead is charged with driving drunk

Wide receiver Willie Snead with the New Orleans Saints was arrested and charged with drunk driving back in June. Although it's been several months since his arrest, it seems that his team's leadership may only have just found out about it. It appears that's the case because they only decided to suspend him for the team's first three games on September 1st.

According to an incident report in the case, Kenner Police Department officers first started receiving reports of a crash less than a mile from the player's home shortly before 6:34 a.m. on the morning of June 11th. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found the player's mangled 2017 Jeep Wrangler. The vehicle appeared to have sustained significant damage to its front end. It was turned in the direction of oncoming traffic as well.

Officers soon thereafter approached the driver's side of the vehicle. One of them noted a strong scent of alcohol on the player's breath. He reportedly also had bloodshot eyes.

When asked if he'd had anything to drink that night, Snead responded that he had traveled into downtown New Orleans to hang out with friends for the evening. He told officers he'd consumed no more than three glasses of the whiskey Maker's Mark. Snead also said he'd put down down his last glass around midnight.

Kenner officers asked Snead to take a field sobriety test and he reportedly obliged. As for the Breathalyzer test he took, he allegedly blew a .125, a number that exceeds Louisiana's .08 legal limit.

It's then that he was placed under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). Officers transported the man to Jefferson Parish Correctional Center. Later that morning, the NFL player successfully paid his $2,150 bond and was released from custody.

The first game Snead was scheduled to miss was the Monday, September 11th, game against the Minnesota Vikings. He was also scheduled to miss two Sunday games, one on September 17th against the New England Patriots and another on the 24th against the Carolina Panthers.

If you've been charged with a drunk driving offense, then it's important to note that it can cost you your job, custody of your kids and other ill effects. A Baton Rouge DUI defense attorney can advise you rights in your legal matter.

Source: The Times-Picayune, "Saints' Willie Snead had .125 BAC in June 11 DWI arrest that led to suspension," Josh Katzenstein, Sep. 01, 2017

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