I’m sure this wouldn’t have happened if there was no lockout. This is all the fault of the greedy owners.
It was only 2 months ago that Hines Ward was stopped at gunpoint. You would think he would not want to be in a situation where he would be arrested after that encounter.
It will be interesting to see if Mr. Ward changes his tune on the police after this incident. If what I have been told is true, Mr. Ward blew a 0.046 on the portable breath testing device and refused the test at the police station.
if this is true, he should never have been arrested and charges should not be filed, nor should an administrative license revocation action be initiated. There would have been zero probable cause that he was over the legal blood or breath alcohol limit.
It has also been reported that he “failed” a field sobriety test. That is a complete mischaracterization of an evaluation of the performance of a field sobriety test. The Standardized Filed Sobriety Tests that are commonly used and that I have discussed on this site previously, were designed to provide a basis to provide clues to determine if a person has a blood alcohol content of 0.10 or more. They were never designed to be pass/fail.
Without knowing for certain which test he “failed”, i can only speculate. Mr. Ward should have been excluded from both the Walk and Turn and One Leg Stand tests due to his knee issues (he is missing his ACL in on knee). That leaves the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus. If I were to wager, I’d bet the cop said Mr. Ward exhibited four or six clues. Police reports 95% of the time reflect that result. Even with video, it is impossible to see the subjects eyes to a degree that would allow an independent review of the officer’s finding. All one could do is evaluate the officer’s administration of the test to see if he complied with the proper procedures.
Bottom line, I have heard Mr. Ward hired Bubba Head, I look for the charges to go away within the next 90 days.