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McNabb’s blood alcohol tested at 0.17

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Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb’s blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit during an arrest in Arizona in June on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Gilbert (Ariz.) Police in suburban Phoenix said McNabb’s blood alcohol tested at 0.17. In Arizona, the legal limit is 0.08, with 0.15 or higher considered extreme DUI.

According to police, McNabb’s vehicle rear-ended a vehicle of a police officer’s wife on June 28. No one was injured and McNabb was later released after being cited.

At the scene of the accident, McNabb’s eyes were “very bloodshot and his speech was slurred,” the arrest report indicated. McNabb told the officer that he had been at a sports bar but wasn’t drinking because he was sick.

“Well. first of all, I got a cold. So I’ve been on cough medicine,” McNabb said.

McNabb responded to an officer’s question about recent head injuries by saying, “Listen, I played football.” He spent 13 years in the NFL and led the Philadelphia Eagles to four consecutive NFC championship games and a Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots in 2005.

In December 2013, the 38-year-old McNabb was arrested for DUI and served a day in jail, paid nearly $1,500 in fines and entered an outpatient treatment program after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge.


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