For the second time this month, an Alabama football player has been arrested and charged with drunk driving. According to reports, defensive lineman Jarran Reed was arrested and charged with DUI and held on a $1,000 bond. Police reports indicate that the player was driving above the .08 legal limit at .13 percent. Professional athletes are often in the public limelight when arrested and charged with DUI. In addition to criminal penalties, the players can face additional personal and professional consequences off the field.
DUI can lead to significant hardships, including fines, penalties, and jail time. Though a DUI arrest can put you under legal scrutiny, remember you have opportunities to protect yourself and your rights. Our Birmingham DUI defense attorneys are dedicated to providing aggressive and strategic advocacy to individuals charged with drunk driving throughout Alabama. We will take a comprehensive approach to review the facts of your case, identify any misconduct by officers and weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, and pursue every opportunity to minimize charges and penalties.