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Frazod
07-02-2007, 04:01 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/6953270

Tank Johnson under legal limit in DUI arrest

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) - Tank Johnson (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/player/200279)'s blood alcohol level was below the legal limit when the former Chicago Bears (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/67040) tackle was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving June 22.

Johnson's blood alcohol level was .072, under the presumptive limit in Arizona of .08 percent, police Sgt. Andrew Duncan said Monday. No charges have been filed pending results of a completed investigation. Johnson, whose legal name is Terry Darnell Johnson, was arrested when officers pulled him over at 3:30 a.m. for driving 40 mph in a 25 mph zone. Duncan said an officer placed him under arrest because he believed Johnson was under the influence of alcohol. He was released without being booked or charged after providing a blood sample, and police said he was very cooperative. The 25-year-old player was released by the Bears (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/67040) three days after his arrest. The team said it was "upset and embarrassed" by the defensive tackle's legal troubles.Johnson already had been suspended for the first eight games of the 2007 season for violating probation on a gun charge. He spent two months in jail and was released in May.

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In the end, he was whacked over 40 in a 25. That's harsh.

Mr. Flopnuts
07-02-2007, 04:03 PM
1 bad apple spoils a bunch. We're going to see a lot more of this shit I think.

JBucc
07-02-2007, 04:04 PM
Something tells me the Bears don't care.

DMAC
07-02-2007, 04:05 PM
He still drank and got behind the wheel, in the midst of everything he is going through.

That alone shows he is a moron.

Halfcan
07-02-2007, 04:27 PM
Maybe Ron Mexico can get him a job running one of his dog fights!

Micjones
07-02-2007, 04:39 PM
D'oh.

shrek6849
07-02-2007, 05:36 PM
Poor fella. :rolleyes: I'm sure he knew that his BAC was .008 below the legal limit when he stepped behind the wheel.

Chief Roundup
07-02-2007, 06:52 PM
Not sure how the law is there but here in Arkansas if you get pulled over and the officer believes you are impaired you don't have to be at or above the legal limit. They can right you a DWI for a 0.02

HemiEd
07-02-2007, 07:03 PM
Sign him up!

RJ
07-02-2007, 07:08 PM
His reputation precedes him.

As the saying goes, suck one d*** and you're a c***sucker the rest of your life.

plbrdude
07-02-2007, 08:10 PM
i don't drink so i may have a misunderstanding. i thought dui was up to .08. dwi kicked in at .08 or above.

CoMoChief
07-02-2007, 08:32 PM
i don't drink so i may have a misunderstanding. i thought dui was up to .08. dwi kicked in at .08 or above.

Thats what I thought too, but DUI's could be any other things such as pot, and other drugs IIRC.

Iowanian
07-02-2007, 08:34 PM
he's probably already in Denver.

LOCOChief
07-02-2007, 08:39 PM
Let's get him!

Fruit Ninja
07-02-2007, 08:39 PM
All this means is he can get a little bit more money and a few more teams will be calling him.

BWillie
07-02-2007, 08:40 PM
I perfect example why you shouldn't discipline someone until you get all the facts. Seriously, .07. I can do that in almost every state and it's not against the law at all.

Chief Roundup
07-02-2007, 09:30 PM
i don't drink so i may have a misunderstanding. i thought dui was up to .08. dwi kicked in at .08 or above.
DWI is for both alcohol or drugs. DUI here in Ark is for underage drinking.

Chief Roundup
07-02-2007, 09:32 PM
I perfect example why you shouldn't discipline someone until you get all the facts. Seriously, .07. I can do that in almost every state and it's not against the law at all.
You are wrong there BWilllie it is up to the arresting officer to determine if you are impaired. The BAC is just a guideline but it bowls down to the judgement of the officer as to just how intoxicated/impaired you really are at the time of the arrest.

Any of you seen the little dial that tells you how long it takes for alcohol to get out of your body.

FAX
07-02-2007, 09:33 PM
I'm starting to feel a little sorry for Tanked.

Has he signed with anyone yet?

FAX

Chief Roundup
07-02-2007, 09:35 PM
I bet he had a buzz. And as the commercial they are running now says. Buzzed driving is still drunk driving.

Rain Man
07-02-2007, 09:39 PM
Apparently the cops mistook stupid for drunk.

FAX
07-02-2007, 09:41 PM
Everybody deserves a second chance, Mr. Chief Roundup. Did they give up on George Washington when he lost his balance and fell out of the boat while crossing the Delaware? No! Did they give up on Abe Lincoln after he grew a beard and married a crazy lady? No!

This is America and we stand for reconciliation, rapprochement, and general okayness after troubles have set in. Has he signed with anyone yet?

FAX

RustShack
07-02-2007, 11:22 PM
Tank is still on the open market, and I havn't even heard of any teams bringing him in for a workout or anything.

Frazod
07-02-2007, 11:26 PM
Apparently the cops mistook stupid for drunk.

That's what I was thinking. Tank's about as sharp as a sack of wet mice. LMAO

Guru
07-02-2007, 11:30 PM
Apparently the cops mistook stupid for drunk.
Theres a difference?

Frazod
07-02-2007, 11:33 PM
Theres a difference?

Apparently you've never seen a really stupid person drunk. :D

Guru
07-02-2007, 11:33 PM
Apparently you've never seen a really stupid person drunk. :D
I am certain I will see many at Nzoner's bash though. :)

Frazod
07-02-2007, 11:35 PM
I am certain I will see many at Nzoner's bash though. :)

All you have to do is stay late enough. I always leave early and hear the stories at the game the following day.

BWillie
07-03-2007, 12:26 AM
You are wrong there BWilllie it is up to the arresting officer to determine if you are impaired. The BAC is just a guideline but it bowls down to the judgement of the officer as to just how intoxicated/impaired you really are at the time of the arrest.

Any of you seen the little dial that tells you how long it takes for alcohol to get out of your body.

I thought you can only get a DUI/DWI if you are over .08 if it is your first offense. If you have a previous DUI, I have heard that if you are .05 and above you can get in trouble. If you have trouble driving at .10 and lower you are a freaking idiot. Just go slower, pay more attention, and just not be stupid. It really isn't that difficult. I have never in my life heard of anybody getting charged for a DUI that blew under the legal limit, ever..and I have about 10 friends with DUI's. That is just pretty low if you ask me to charge a guy that has a .05 BAC.