Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor has pleaded guilty to a DUI charge in Florida.
Taylor pleaded guilty Monday in Palm Beach County to DUI with injury or property damage. He was sentenced to one year of probation and a nine-month license suspension. He must also pay $1,500 and perform community service.
The Florida Highway Patrol claims Taylor was arrested after crashing into a motor home and a patrol vehicle on Florida’s Turnpike in September 2016. Breath tests conducted five hours after the crash record blood alcohol levels of 0.082 and 0.084 percent. You are considered impaired at 0.08 percent.
Taylor played 13 seasons with the Giants, helping the team win Super Bowl titles in 1987 and 1991.
If you’re a fan of professional football, you may have noticed that DUI charges are a common occurrence amongst athletes. Athletes are not immune to criminal charges, just like the rest of us. In fact, many NFL players have had recent issues with DUI-related charges. In the past two years, there have been many pro football players arrested for DUI, including Michael Floyd, Dak Prescott, Alvin Bailey, Troy Hill, Josh Huff, Damontre Moore, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TJ McDonald, Jonathon Williams, and Shiloh Keo.
This just shows that a DUI can happen to anyone. Drinking and driving is more common than you think. We read about NFL players, movie stars and singers who are facing DUI charges every day, so if you have been charged with a DUI-related offense, you’re not alone. If you are in need of legal help with your drunk driving charges, our Florida DUI Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help. Call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online for a free consultation to learn more about defeating the charges against you.