Rash of Sports Drunk Driving in the News

There must have been something in the air over the weekend, because we saw what appears to be a record number of arrests in the sports world for drunk driving, including NFL top five draft pick Justin Blackmon, a new addition to the World Famous BadJocks BAC Rankings.

But he wasn’t the only one to have a few and get behind the wheel this weekend. We also have:

– Vikings fullback Jerome Felton–recently acquired from the Detroit Felons–who was arrested at 3 am at a McDonald’s drive thru lane. No, really. No BAC reported on that case.

– Mark E. Steinberg, Tiger Woods’ agent since 1998, was arrested Saturday night and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, for having a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit at 0.18%.

– Christopher N. Jarrell, 28, the head boys tennis coach in Marshfield High School (MA) who was arrested at 7 PM last Thursday and charged with on multiple misdemeanor charges, including second-offense drunken driving, resisting arrest, possession of a Class C drug (Valium) and failure to stop for police. And apparently he got a little nasty with cops when they finally pulled him over. His BAC was 0.19%.

And finally: Joel Bruss, 34 who this week plead guilty to driving Zamboni while drunk at the Hayes Park Arena in Apple Valley, MN this past January. The resurfacing usually takes only 10-minutes, but Bruss  turned into nearly 30 minutes of missed patches and occasionally crashing the boards. The best part? It was all caught on video!

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