Bob Avellini, ex-Chicago Bears QB, acquitted of drunk driving charges
I found this short article while perusing the San Antonio Express-News website.
This is the third time since 2005 that Bob Avellini, who was a quarterback for the Chicago Bears from the late 1970s to early 1980s, has been arrested for DUI. He has been convicted only once.
The article states that the judge found him not guilty due to a lack of evidence while Avellini’s lawyer says his client wasn’t impaired. Interestingly, Avellini refused to take a breathalyzer, blood test or field-sobriety tests.
If you’re not impaired, what’s there to hide?
A few years ago, I drove home around 1 a.m. after having to take care of something at work. I was tired, so as I drove past a curve I swerved into the left lane. There was no oncoming traffic, but a police officer pulled me over. He asked if I’d been drinking, and following my “No” response and explanation and no smell of alcohol, he ran my license and let me go. If he had asked me to blow into a breathalyzer or to take a field-sobriety test or a blood test, I would have. Inconvenient? Yes, but if you have nothing to hide, what’s the problem.
Avellini previously had DUI charges dismissed because the arresting officer had moved to Florida and was unable to fly back to the Chicago area to testify.
Mr. Avellini, please grow a conscience and get help before you get arrested again–this time for intoxication manslaughter.