University of Miami Quarterback Arrested of DUI
University of Miami backup quarterback Kevin Olsen was arrested in South Miami in the early morning hours of Monday, September 15. He was charged with driving under the influence and carrying a stolen driver’s license. Booked at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center around 4 a.m., he was released on bond later that morning.
Police report that Olsen failed the field sobriety test and that his speech was slurred, his eyes were bloodshot, and he smelled of alcohol. Reportedly, he also possessed several identifications, two from Maryland, one from North Carolina, and one from New Jersey, which is Olsen’s home state.
In line to inherit the starting quarterback’s job for the Miami Hurricanes at the beginning of the season, Olsen was suspended before the opener for failing a drug test. Head coach Al Golden expressed concern for Olsen’s future.
Driving under the influence, or DUI, is a fairly common criminal charge in South Florida, partly due to the fact that so many places sell alcoholic drinks at all hours in the area. As a consequence, police keep a trained eye3 out for any evidence of intoxication behind the wheel. A person may be charged with a DUI if his or her BAC (blood alcohol content) is .08 or higher.
A DUI is a serious criminal offense, and it may bring serious penalties, including:
* First offense: jail time and suspended license up to 6 months; fines up to
* Second offense: jail time 10 days – 1 year; suspended license up to 2 years;
fines to $2,800.
* Third offense: jail time 120 days – 1 year; suspended license up to 3 years;
fines to $18,00.
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If you now face a DUI in South Florida, let us help to get your life back to normal. Call Fort Lauderdale DUI Defense Attorney Kenneth Hassett today.