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Bucs Rookie Receiver Williams Arrested For DUI

by Staff Report on November 19, 2010

Williams arrested for driving under the influence

Bucs rookie sensation Mike Williams, who fell in the draft due to character concerns, was arrested by Hillsborough County Sheriff Deputies this morning around 2:48 a.m. for driving under the influence near the intersection of 301 and Causeway Blvd. in Brandon.  According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office website Williams, 23, blew a .065 and .061 which is below the legal limit. However, according to Florida law the term “.08 BAC” is commonly referred to as the legal limit, but this is not accurate, .08 BAC is the presumptive level of impairment. In other words, if you have consumed enough alcohol to reach a .08 BAC, you are automatically considered impaired. You can still be convicted of DUI even if you are under .08 BA, if your driving ability is proven to be impaired.

Adam Schefter of ESPN.com just reported on Sports Center, that he has spoken with Buccaneer officials and the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Williams was originally pulled over for going 12 MPH over the speed limit. Williams, who volunteered to do a urine test, to prove he was not intoxicated, will start Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers reports Schefter.

In a statement released by the team Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said “We are in the process of gathering all the facts. Mike has been very cooperative.”

Williams, the Bucs’ leading receiver with 40 catches for 627 yards and five TDs. Has been diligently trying to prove doubters wrong since being drafted. May technically be innocent of these charges, but in the end showed his immaturity, with his lack of judgment when he climbed behind the wheel.

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