Reading about Carlos Dunlap’s DUI arrest reminds me a ton of Tony La Russa’s DUI — both were so out of it that they were passed out at the wheel when police got there. Here’s the police report from the Gainesville Sun and their write up about the incident:
According to police, [officer] Rogers was dispatched to the area to check out reports of a reckless driver in a Chrysler. Rogers said that when he found the car matching the description, it was stopped although the traffic light was green. Rogers said he watched the light cycle through several times but the car remained stopped.
When Rogers approached the car, he said he saw Dunlap alone in the car and apparently asleep while at the wheel.
That doesn’t exactly sound too reckless to me. The only thing Dunlap had going for him was that he was still wise enough to refuse the breathalyzer otherwise we’d probably be talking about his .27 BAC right now. This is bad news for Florida considering they’re playing Alabama this weekend in the SEC championship game. Knowing the way Urban Meyer disciplines his players, Dunlap will just be held out the first offensive series of the game for Bama (but Urban will put him in there if the Tide’s moving the ball). I’m guessing the heat will be too much for Meyer to get away with not putting the clamps down after this. Roll tide, roll.