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Former NFL QB Bernie Kosar Offers Unique Defense to DUI

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Oct 07, 2013 | 0 Comments

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving in Ohio earlier this week, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. When asked why he couldn't walk a straight line, Kosar offered a unique defense:  Kosar blamed his former Browns' offensive line.

The 49-year-old Kosar currently lives in Youngstown, Ohio and was pulled over at about 2:40 a.m. on Sunday morning. Authorities caught Kosar speeding through a construction zone driving 74 mph. The speed limit is 50 mph in that area.

When he was stopped by authorities, Kosar reportedly had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. When asked for his driver's license, Kosar instead turned over his credit cards. Kosar also refused to take a Breathalyzer test and when asked to repeat the alphabet, Kosar recited a version that began with E, ended in X, and missed all the letters between G and P. Kosar was arrested and has since been released from custody after posting a $500 bond.

If you have been arrested for a DUI in the Seattle or King County area, you should know that there may be many valid excuses to a failed field sobriety test. While not all of us may have a shoddy offensive line to blame, other common defenses can include an improperly administered test, difficult environmental factors, and perhaps medical reason like a bad knee.

To learn more about specific defenses to your drunk driving charge, talk to an experienced DUI defense attorney at Wolff Criminal Defense. Our attorneys can evaluate your case and review your options. Call us at 425-284-2000 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.

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Aaron J. Wolff

A former DUI prosecutor, Aaron Wolff has over 18 years of experience in representing people accused of DUI and is recognized as one of the leading defense lawyers in Washington State. His relentless and passionate advocacy has lead to superb ratings and outstanding reviews from former clients.


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