Shaun King, who used to play for the Arizona Cardinals after playing for three seasons on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is now in trouble with the law after a recent DUI arrest. The St. Petersburg Times reports that the former quarterback was pulled over by law enforcers for a traffic violation in Hillsborough County, Florida. He was then arrested after refusing to take a blood-alcohol test.
King reportedly works as an analyst for Bright House Sports Network and only briefly addressed the issue of his DUI arrest on the show, by saying that he couldn't comment on the matter.
The consequences of refusing to take a breath test vary from state to state. In both Florida and Arizona, refusing to submit to a blood-alcohol test can lead to a DUI charge. King's court case is still pending, but it's likely that he'll need help from a lawyer if he wants to avoid a conviction.
As we reported in an earlier blog post, refusing to take a breath test in most U.S states is a criminal violation in itself through the implied consent laws. Worst of all, a driver who refuses to take a blood-alcohol test in the state of Arizona can still be convicted of driving under the influence and still face still penalties for the conviction.
In the state of Arizona, authorities can also obtain a warrant to administer a BAC test regardless of the driver's consent. More information on Arizona's implied consent laws and about blood-alcohol testing can be found through our Related Resource pages.
- Find an Arizona DUI Attorney (FindLaw)
- Appellate Court Clarifies Arizona's Implied Consent Law (FindLaw KnowledgeBase)
- How Does a Breath-testing Device Work? (FindLaw)