Eddie George DUI
March 8, 2012 by staff
Eddie George DUI, The arrests occurred several hours apart on Wednesday. Connor had been at a restaurant and nightclub. O’Shea had been drinking at the public beach on Siesta.
In the wake of the recent death of a Siesta jogger who was hit by an drunken driver who just left the beach, some residents are lobbying the county to ban alcohol there.
Connor was the first to be arrested.
Former NFL star and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George was in the passenger seat of Connor’s car. He was not detained.
Shortly after 2 a.m., a deputy reported seeing a northbound car going about 40 mph in a 20 mph zone on Ocean Boulevard on Siesta Key.
“As I followed the vehicle north on Ocean Boulevard the vehicle quickly slowed down to the speed limit and weaved in the lane,” the deputy wrote in an arrest report.
The deputy stopped the car in the 4000 block of Higel Avenue. The officer “smelled a very strong odor of alcoholic beverage” and identified Connor, a 21-year-old with a Bradenton condo as her address, as the driver.
Reports stated that Connor failed walking and counting tests and that her blood alcohol level on a jail breath monitor registered at .133 and .137, well above the legal limit of .08.
Connor admitted to having two vodka cranberry drinks, the deputy wrote. She told the deputy she had previously been at Libby’s, a restaurant on Osprey Avenue, and the Beach Club, a nightclub on Siesta Key.
“I felt like I was OK to drive,” Connor said, according to her responses to a questionnaire given DUI suspects.
Connor, who trained to be a professional golfer at IMG Academies in Bradenton, and George had been participating in the Archie Griffin Celebrity Golf Classic this week at The Concession, a community in east Manatee County.
Shortly before 4:30 p.m., a deputy pulled over O’Shea in the 5200 block of Ocean Boulevard for a seat belt violation and driving with a cracked windshield.
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