NFL Player Pleads Not Guilty to DUI Charges

A National Football league (NFL) player who got busted for driving under the influence in California has entered a plea of not guilty before the court.

Ray Mcdonald, a defensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers, was arrested last June 12 after a California Highway Patrol officer pulled him over on Interstate 280 for speeding and driving reckless.

Mcdonald was allegedly driving his black BMW up to speeds of 94 mph before he got arrested. The authorities did not release the results of his blood-alcohol content test.

Although the 25-year old athlete has publicly apologized after he got booked in jail, he has pleaded not guilty to DUI.

If he is convicted of the DUI charges, he can face up to 6 months in jail.

While it seems that celebrities and sports athletes always seem to get in trouble for DUI, the problem also affects ordinary people. From teens to moms, alcohol and/or substance abuse while operating a motor vehicle has proven to be a dilemma for people from all walks of life. Driving under the influence alone is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents and deaths.


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