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Glory days

On Behalf of | Sep 24, 2015 | Blood Alcohol Tests |

Glory days, they’ll pass you by. Bruce Springsteen sang out truth in more than one song, including “Glory Days.” The lyrics might ring true for a man who once faced the Denver Broncos and John Elway on America’s biggest sports stage.

Running back Jamal Anderson led the Atlanta Falcons to the final Super Bowl of the 20th century, rushing for more than 1,800 yards that season. Those days were certainly glorious, especially when compared to recent days Anderson has experienced. Within a three-day period, he was arrested for DUI and made a court appearance relating to a previous drunken driving arrest.

Both of Anderson’s arrests were in Georgia. Last November, he was reportedly sleeping behind the wheel of his SUV parked in the middle of an interstate highway outside of Atlanta. In the most recent arrest, he was pulled over by a county sheriff’s deputy about 2 hours northeast of Atlanta.

He consented to a field sobriety test, but declined a later blood test, according to a media report. If he had been here in Colorado, he would likely have his driver’s license suspended for a year by the DMV.

While a skilled attorney can often help people obtain restricted driving privileges (for work, school, etc.), some drivers might be ordered to have an ignition interlock device installed at their expense in their vehicle. In addition, they will still face DUI charges in court. If convicted, they face harsh criminal sanctions that can include jail time, fines, alcohol education classes and more.

You can discuss your best legal options with an experienced Denver DUI defense attorney.