Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant coach Jayson Kaiser was arrested for DUI shortly after midnight on Wednesday after he was pulled over for driving with his headlights off. According to police, Kaiser allegedly smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes.
Kaiser supposedly refused to participate in a field sobriety test or take a Breathalyzer test because he claimed he had not been drinking. According to FOX Sports, Kaiser was held on $500 bail and his car was impounded.
This marks the third arrest for members of the Bucs organization over the past few months. The Bucs pro scouting coordinator and former Bucs linebacker Shelton Quarles was arrested March 4 on suspicion of drunk driving.
Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon last month after a domestic dispute in Texas in which he allegedly shot at his sister’s boyfriend.
Following an arrest for DUI, police will often have the driver’s vehicle towed. In some cases, police may release the vehicle to a passenger that is not impaired or even contact a family member to come retrieve the automobile from the scene. In the majority of DUI cases police will call for the car to be towed to a city impound lot where it can be picked up by the suspect once they are out of jail and can pay the fees to redeem it. Traditionally courts order the impoundment of a vehicle involved with DUI for a minimum of 10 days.
Impoundment of a vehicle can be waived if the family only has one vehicle or no other resources for transportation. If not, the car cannot be impounded while a suspect is held in jail. If a jail sentence is being served, the impoundment will happen once the person is released from jail.
If you have been arrested for DUI in the Florida area, contact the Florida DUI Lawyers at the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC online or call 813-221-3200 or 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).