Seattle Seahawks QB Geno Smith Arrested For DUI

Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Geno Smith was arrested for a suspected DUI after driving 96 mph in a 60 mph zone on a Washington interstate.

The Seattle Times reports that Smith drove for more than a mile after police turned on their flashing lights and flagged him down. He then refused a blood-alcohol breath test after he was pulled over. 

Smith admitted to drinking wine and said that he had stopped drinking 90 minutes before driving. He then refused to continue with a “walk-and-turn” field sobriety test. Police had to get a warrant to draw his blood after he refused a blood-alcohol breath test. 

He reacted to the arrest on Twitter:

“Being arrested brings a taint onto the reputation that is impossible to undo, no matter what really happened. I’m asking all of you to hold back on judging me the same as you would do for a friend or family member. I’ll have more to say down the road & ask that you bare with me.”

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