DOLPHINS: WR Chris Chambers arrested ...

DOLPHINS: WR Chris Chambers arrested for driving while impaired...

There are 13 comments on the SouthFlorida.com story from Jul 17, 2007, titled DOLPHINS: WR Chris Chambers arrested for driving while impaired.... In it, SouthFlorida.com reports that:

Dolphins receiver Chris Chambers passed a Breathalyzer test at the police station after his Saturday morning arrest for driving while impaired, reckless driving and speeding, according to sources.

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greed

Lady Lake, FL

#1 Jul 17, 2007
people drive 74 in 45's all the time. and i dont see them getting arrested. the kicker is back at the station he passed his test so the cops decided to book him anyway to save face. they probably had no idea he was a millionaire football player and probably thought he was just some thug off the streets.
Broward Resident

AOL

#2 Jul 17, 2007
Most of the pro Players have the mentality of the "Thug off the Street" .. its just they have money ..
Phinfan135499

United States

#3 Jul 17, 2007
The same thing happend to me. I drank a few early in the night and at 5:00 A.M. I was pulled over for goig 58 in a 25. He thought I was drunk because I didn't pass all his test. When they got me to the station I blew all zero's and they booked me anyway with a careless driving charge. Went to court, they droped it to a reckless
and I payed the fine. So I am sure Chris will have no worse then me.
jaie

United States

#4 Jul 17, 2007
Chambers will get his slap on the wrist,and rightly so,(1st time offender)and be on the field on opening day,and I"ll be enjoying the game having a few brews myself,and just maybe,I"ll take drive along the coast,celebrating,hopefuly a Dolphins victory,and Chambers catching 10 for 150 yds.
Sloppy Joe

Miami, FL

#5 Jul 17, 2007
jaie wrote:
Chambers will get his slap on the wrist,and rightly so,(1st time offender)and be on the field on opening day,and I"ll be enjoying the game having a few brews myself,and just maybe,I"ll take drive along the coast,celebrating,hopefuly a Dolphins victory,and Chambers catching 10 for 150 yds.
...and hopefully when you crash drunk it'll be against a light pole or tree and not an innocent driver. Make sure your seatbelt is off and any airbags de-activated beforehand.
F U ALL

Keene, NH

#6 Jul 17, 2007
He was pulled over in his 2004 Audi. What other starting number 1 wide receiver in the league has a car that old. It just goes to show that he isn't a prima donna. It said that he messed up the alphabet and missed letters, does anyone know what he got on his Wunderlich test?
jaie

United States

#7 Jul 17, 2007
Sloppy Joe wrote:
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...and hopefully when you crash drunk it'll be against a light pole or tree and not an innocent driver. Make sure your seatbelt is off and any airbags de-activated beforehand.
never said i would be drunk or impaired,love it when people can assume or jump to conclusions
finboss

Chickasha, OK

#8 Jul 17, 2007
Funny how the info about the roadside failures didn't come out until AFTER the results of the breathalizer were made known. Could be that officer Billy Bob is just trying to cover his a** a little.
Steve

Saint Charles, IL

#9 Jul 17, 2007
This take from PFT:

DOLPHIN ARREST FISHY?

A couple of readers have pointed out to us that Dolphins receiver Chris Chambers was pulled over by the same North Carolina police department that arrested Panthers guard D'Anthony Batiste earlier this year.

Weapons charges against Batiste were dismissed by a judge who ruled that the decision to pull Batiste over for a window tinting violation was a pretext to search his car. Batiste alleges that he was pulled over for "driving while black."

In Chambers' case, the details initially were sketchy. A captain from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said that the reports aren't created for traffic violations, suggesting that there would be no contemporaneous record of the observations made when Chambers was stopped.

But, as the Palm Beach Post reports, there is a report. According to the report, Chambers was driving 74 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone; his eyes were watery and glassy; he emitted a strong odor of alcohol; and he could not recite the ABCs or count backward from a given number.

Per the report, Chambers refused to submit to a breath test on the scene, but later agreed to take a test at the jail. He blew a 0.06 percent, 0.02 percent below the legal limit.

Though we're not experts on DUI, we didn't think that a field sobriety test was verbal only. Shouldn't there have been some type of effort to stand on one foot and touch his nose? And, if the CMPD has cameras in their cruisers, wouldn't there have been objective, irrefutable evidence of whether Chambers appeared to be impaired?

Really, if Chambers was so messed up that he couldn't accomplish that which a two-year-old on a Lucky Charms high can perform with ease, would his BAC have been only 0.06 percent when he was tested? Though it's possible that his blood-alcohol concentration was decreasing at the time he was arrested, inability to recite the alphabet normally wouldn't kick in until the number is much higher than 0.08.

Then again, Chambers should merely be glad that he didn't blow a 0.08. Less than two weeks ago, the Charlotte Observer explained that the conviction rate of drivers who tested at or above 0.08 and who pleaded not guilty and fought the charges has increased significantly over the past few years, a development that occurred in response to past perceptions that Mecklenburg County was too soft on drunk driving.
psl bill

Pompano Beach, FL

#10 Jul 17, 2007
30 mph overneeds,they to be arrested no matter who they are.
chris

Cape Coral, FL

#11 Jul 17, 2007
F U ALL wrote:
He was pulled over in his 2004 Audi. What other starting number 1 wide receiver in the league has a car that old. It just goes to show that he isn't a prima donna. It said that he messed up the alphabet and missed letters, does anyone know what he got on his Wunderlich test?
You are a complete idiot
Truth

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 Jul 17, 2007
DAUNTE'S GONE BABY!!!!!!!!!!
jaie

United States

#14 Jul 17, 2007
Whom among us did"nt know PEP was gone,it was just a matter of when,now the Dolphins can go into camp w/o the distactions of a controversy and T.Green can run the offense w/o players gripping hard on who should be behind center.

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