More Professional Athlete Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) News

A few days ago, we noted reports that Tiger Woods had been arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Florida. We wondered whether Woods had taken a breathalyzer or blood test because it was not clear from initial reports. As it turns out, Woods took a breathalyzer and blew a 0.00. In a statement, Woods blamed his apparently impaired condition on prescription medications.

ABC News spoke with Katie Phang, a former Florida prosecutor, who said “Tiger’s statement was a bad idea. He should not have said anything,” Phang said. “Now, he can’t claim that he was not DUI and just was tired from a long day.”

And in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, one of the newest Dallas Cowboys, Nolan Carroll, was arrested in Dallas for suspicion of DWI. Carroll had reportedly attended a “welcome to Dallas” party at an Uptown Dallas bar and was arrested following a traffic stop at 2:20 a.m. Based on NFL rules, Carroll will be suspended for two games if he is convicted of DWI.

These high-profile examples should serve as a reminder to everyone that drinking and driving is a bad idea. Take a cab, use Uber or Lyft, call a friend. Any inconvenience in getting a ride or retrieving your car the next day will pale in comparison to the inconvenience of getting a DWI. If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated in the DFW area, you need to hire an experienced Dallas-Fort Worth DWI lawyer. Call the Blake & Blake LLP at 817-440-4444 for help with your case.