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Officers charge Cardinals' receiver Michael Floyd with DUI

Houston fans of their local NFL team may be interested in learning that after the Arizona Cardinals lost their game against the Miami Dolphins with a final score of 26 to 23, Cardinals' wide receiver Michael Floyd was taken into custody in Scottsdale on suspicion of drunk driving. The incident happened on Dec. 12 at 2:48 a.m. after the team had flown back from Florida from the Sunday game.

According to officers with the Scottsdale Police Department, they found Floyd asleep in his car, leaning over its wheel. Police say that the vehicle was running and was partly blocking the road. Floyd was taken into custody and is facing two DUI counts as well as a charge of failing to obey a police officer and obstructing traffic.

Floyd has a prior DUI dating from March 2011 when he was at Notre Dame. In addition to the possible criminal penalties, Floyd also faces a two-game NFL suspension if he is convicted. Floyd was chosen 13th in the first draft round the NFL had in 2012 and is considered to be among the top receivers on the Cardinals. A conviction could also be problematic for Floyd as he is set to become a free agent at the end of 2016.

A drunk driving charge may leave a person facing a jail sentence, heavy fines, loss of the driving privilege, mandatory treatment and others. People who are charged with drunk driving might want to get help from criminal defense lawyers. Legal counsel could investigate the facts of the traffic stop that led to the arrest to see if it could be challenged on the basis that the officers lacked the mandatory "reasonable suspicion" to make it.

Source: CBS Sports, "Cardinals' Michael Floyd charged with DUI hours after loss in Miami," John Breech, Dec. 12, 2016

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