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    Default Hines Ward busted for a DUI in Georgia

    Maybe Steelers players should just avoid Georgia

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/1...arged-with-dui

    Steelers star Ward arrested, charged with DUI
    CBSSports.com wire reports
    July 9, 2011
    DECATUR, Ga. -- Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Hines Ward has been arrested in Georgia on a drunken driving charge.

    More on Ward
    Freeman: Say it isn't so, Hines Ward


    The DeKalb County sheriff's office says the former Super Bowl MVP and Dancing With the Stars champ was arrested early Saturday. He was booked into the DeKalb County jail in suburban Atlanta at 3:41 a.m. and charged with driving under the influence. He was released on $1,300 bond.

    The sheriff's office said it had turned over paperwork to the courts and couldn't release any further information about the player's arrest.

    A Steelers spokesman did not immediately respond to a message, and it was not immediately clear if Ward had an attorney.

    The 35-year-old Ward played football at the University of Georgia

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    http://www.tmz.com/2011/07/09/hines-...urgh-steelers/


    Hines Ward -- I Didn't Drive Drunk!
    34 minutes ago by TMZ Staff


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    Hines Ward is sorry he got popped for DUI early this morning ... but he says when all the facts come out, they'll show he didn't drive while drunk.


    Ward's manager, Andrew Ree, tells TMZ, "He cooperated fully with the police and truthfully answered all of their questions. We are currently in the process of ascertaining all the facts. From our preliminary investigation we can tell you that we are confident that the facts will show that Hines was NOT impaired by alcohol while driving.

    He went on to say, "However, Hines is deeply saddened by this incident and apologizes to his fans and the Steelers organization for this distraction."

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    I'm already starting to get dizzy from the spin that's going to happen here.

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    I'm already starting to get dizzy from the spin that's going to happen here.
    His check to the local police didn't clear until after the breathalizer test was completed.

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    Witnesses: Hines Ward Didn't Look Drunk to Us
    7/10/2011 12:57 AM PDT by TMZ Staff


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    Witnesses at two different Georgia bars tell TMZ ... they spotted Hines Ward just hours before he was arrested for DUI ... and they all say the "DWTS" champ showed no signs of being drunk.



    TMZ spoke with employees and patrons at two places -- Oasis Gentleman's Club and Buckhead Bottle Bar & Restaurant.

    A witness at Oasis (an establishment where young ladies work to put themselves through nursing school) tells TMZ ... Hines was not drinking heavily, did not want to be bothered, and seemed genuinely "disinterested." The witness said Ward was only there from 9-10:00 PM

    The lovely young lady who answered the phone at Oasis confirmed she saw Ward that night.

    And another witness says he saw Ward at the Buckhead Bottle Bar. A waiter there tells TMZ Hines was at the bar for a few hours, but only had one or two drinks. The employee said Hines was super nice, not drunk at all, and did not appear to have any problems walking or talking.

    The waiter says Ward left at around 1:30 AM. He was popped for DUI approximately four miles away, an hour later.

    Ward maintains he was not impaired by alcohol at the time he was arrested.

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    Hines Ward Police Report -- 'Strong Odor' of Alcohol
    7/11/2011 1:00 PM PDT by TMZ Staff


    Hines Ward blew a .128 early Saturday morning -- and officers noticed "a strong odor" of alcohol coming from him, a flush face, and blood shot eyes ... this according to the police report.



    According to the DeKalb County Police report, the officer spotted Ward's Aston Martin driving erratically -- which Ward told the officer was because he had dropped his phone.

    An officer gave Hines a "follow my finger" field sobriety test -- during which the officer says Ward lacked "smooth pursuit" and suffered from nystagmus (fancy word for involuntary eye movement).

    The officer says Ward also had a hard time keeping his balance during a "walk and turn evaluation."

    The report says Ward agreed to take a breathalyzer ... blew .128 -- the legal limit is .08 -- and was arrested for DUI. DeKalb authorities tell us the .128 was an unofficial reading that is not admissible in court -- and Ward refused to take a second, official test.

    According to the report, Ward admitted drinking 2 Coronas ... three hours before he was pulled over -- however, he maintains he was not drunk at the time of his arrest.

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    The officer asked him to get out of the car and administered a series of field sobriety tests, including a hand-held breath test that registered positive for alcohol, the report said. Ward later refused to give a breath sample on a state-administered machine at the DeKalb County jail, police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said. That test is used to determine a person's level of intoxication and can be used as evidence in court.
    So, one can just refuse to take a test ?? I don't get it.

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    So, one can just refuse to take a test ?? I don't get it.
    Yes... you can refuse... That comes with an automatic suspension of your license in most (all?) states. BUT, it also takes away the prosecution's biggest tool in taking the case to court.

    So if the prosecutor wants to go forward with the DUI he'll have to do it without breathalyzer results. The portable testers are not admissible in most if not all states.
    O'Brien has been fired! Yay! What took so long?

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