Nate Hobbs

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The facts that neither of the articles I’ve read state a BAC and Hobbs doesn’t appear to have even left the parking garage in his vehicle means that I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt for now. This could be something else, like a medical issue.
 
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orange100

time to hop on the wife
Around town
True in Illinois: if the keys are in the car with you, it's a DUI. I'm giving Hobbs the benefit of the doubt til we hear some actual facts.
 
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illini80

Forgottonia
The report said the Cromwell Hotel parking garage. The cops were called which seems highly unlikely if it was not in a place that was disrupting traffic. He will have his day in court and I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt too, but what facts don’t we know? I’m hopeful it was a one off event and doesn’t derail his life or career.
 
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He will have his day in court and I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt too, but what facts don’t we know?

For one, we don’t know whether he had any alcohol or other foreign substance in his body. No report that I’ve seen has stated a BAC, which the police and the press love to trumpet publicly the very minute they have it. “So-and-so had a BAC however-many times the legal limit.”

He failed a field sobriety test. Someone suffering from concussion symptoms - as a fairly obvious example for a football player - might also fail a field sobriety test.

On the other hand, the lack of a BAC in a report thus far could mean he was so out of it, the police were unable to get a breath test and had resort to a blood test, which may not have been processed yet.

We just don’t know at this point.
 
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illini80

Forgottonia
For one, we don’t know whether he had any alcohol or other foreign substance in his body. No report that I’ve seen has stated a BAC, which the police and the press love to trumpet publicly the very minute they have it. “So-and-so had a BAC however-many times the legal limit.”

He failed a field sobriety test. Someone suffering from concussion symptoms - as a fairly obvious example for a football player - might also fail a field sobriety test.

On the other hand, the lack of a BAC in a report thus far could mean he was so out of it, the police were unable to get a breath test and had resort to a blood test, which may not have been processed yet.

We just don’t know at this point.

As I said, he will have his day in court and I hope it turns out well for him. I’m not sure if a possible concussion would be worse or better for him long term. That seems like a stretch tho unless the team doctors are negligent.


“Even if a person’s blood alcohol concentration level is below .08% they may still be arrested and charged with driving under the influence just by the arresting officer’s observations, if he or she feels that the accused is displaying signs or behavior consistent with impairment or by failing any part of the field sobriety tests (if submitted to).”
 
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In Illinois falling asleep inside a car on private property while intoxicated still constitutes being in control sufficient to lead to a dui charge.
If the keys are anywhere inside the vehicle, you get a DUI in Illinois. put them on a tire outside the car.