Monday, December 19, 2011

Seahawk Player Arrested for DUI

Seahawks defensive end Raheem Brock has been charged with DUI in King County after his arrest more than a year ago. He is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 21. If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, contact your Seattle DUI Lawyer immediately.

Brock, who is in his second season in Seattle, was pulled over just before 3 a.m. on Nov. 13, 2011, early on a Saturday morning. He traveled with the team to Arizona for a game later that day.

According to a police report of the incident, Brock declined to take field-sobriety tests, but did submit to a portable breathalyzer, which measured his blood alcohol content at .133, according to the report. The legal limit in Washington is .08.

Brock, a 10th-year NFL player from Temple, was arrested by the Washington State Patrol and taken to the University of Washington Police Department.

According to the report, he asked the officer, "You guys don't take care of your athletes out here?" The officer told Brock he had been arrested and would be processed like everyone else. A breath test at the station measured his BAC at .115 and .111, according to the report.

Brock's car was impounded, but he was not booked into jail. He was taken to his residence in Bellevue, cited and released, according to the report.

Brock did not immediately inform the Seahawks of his arrest. He played in the game at Arizona the following day. News of his arrest was first reported while the game was under way, which was when the team first heard of the incident.

Dan Donohoe, spokesman for King County prosecutor Dan Satterberg, indicated via email the charge shouldn't have taken so long to file. The cause for the delay was unclear, but it appeared the file was misplaced for a time.

If you or a loved one is faced with a DUI charge in Western Washington, you deserve the assistance of a reputable and qualified Seattle DUI attorney who will relentlessly defend your case. You deserve a Seattle DUI lawyer who has an intimate understanding of Washington DUI laws and the legal issues that could win your case. You deserve a Seattle DUI defense attorney who is not afraid to stand up against the prosecution and aggressively fight for your rights and interests. SQ Attorneys is the right Western Washington DUI law firm for the job. Call for a free initial consultation – (206) 441.0900 (Seattle); (425) 998-8384 (Eastside) – it will be the best decision you make all day.

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