Florida residents may still be buzzing about the NFC Championship game between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams. However, a Saints player is in the news after being taken into custody for drunk driving at about 1:10 a.m. on Jan. 23. The Saints cornerback was released from custody about three hours later after posting a bond.

There were no details given as to why police suspected he was under the influence or alcohol or what his blood alcohol content was at the time of the incident. This was not the first time that the player had been in trouble with the law. In 2015, he was also taken into custody for drunk driving, but the charge was later dropped. He was given traffic tickets in 2014 after fleeing the scene of an accident. This occurred while the player was at Florida State.

An individual who is charged with drunk driving may face multiple penalties if convicted. These penalties may include jail or prison time even if it is an individual's first offense. It may also include a license suspension or a fine. Those who are facing drunk driving charges may benefit from hiring an attorney to help with the case. This may make it possible to obtain a plea deal or have the case dropped.

An attorney may cast doubt on any tests used as a basis for taking a driver into custody. It may also be possible for an attorney to cast doubt on witness or police testimony about the events leading up to a person being charged. For example, it may be possible to cast doubt on another driver's assertion that a defendant was swerving or driving in the wrong lane. Legal counsel may get evidence suppressed in a DUI case.

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