Baltimore Ravens’ First Draft Pick Charged with Drunk Driving

Holiday DUI task forces have been on the roads throughout the entire country over the past month. And last weekend, a Baltimore celebrity was nabbed in Howard County.

According to The Baltimore Sun, 23-year-old Sergio Kindle was pulled over on Sunday, Dec. 26 when officers reportedly noticed him committing various traffic violations. He was allegedly speeding, swerving and driving dangerously close to another vehicle on the road.

The legal BAC limit in Maryland is .08, and Kindle had been driving that late night/early morning with a reported BAC level of .17. He’s charged with both a DUI and DWI and also was cited for traffic violations.

Kindle, a young man with a lot of athletic potential, has not refuted the charges against him, but he has apologized: “I just want to apologize to the organization because I don’t’ want to bring negative light to the team.”

What’s in store professionally for the Ravens’ linebacker, now out on bail, is yet to be confirmed. Professional athletes are in a unique position when it comes to these legal situations. They have to not only answer to the legal system but to the NFL organization as well.

We will post an update when that decision is made and also as more information develops regarding the drunk driving charges.

Source “Ravens LB charged with drunken driving,” 27 Dec. 2010

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