If you read this blog consistently (we thank you), you know this: our automobile accident attorneys have no sympathy for drunk-drivers — especially celebrities and famous athletes who drive under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. With all the money they make, how difficult can it be to pay for a taxi or designated driver?
That’s what we’re asking of Cincinnati Bengals rookie linebacker Rey Maualuga.
The former University of Southern California star was arrested early Friday morning in Northen Kentucky after Covington police charged Maualuga with driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving. According to police accounts, the 23-year-old Maualuga allegedly hit a parking meter and caused some minor property damage to a pair of parked cars. His drunk-driving accident led to a stint in jail.
Maualuga was Cincinnati’s a second round draft pick in 2009 and played in 15 games before breaking his ankle. He isn’t the first Bengal to have been arrested for suspicion of DUI. Former Bengals Chris Henry — who died in a truck accident last year – and Tank Johnson were each arrested for suspicion of drunk-driving in the past. Since DUI’s are easily preventable, Maualuga should expect to hear some boos from opposing fans for his transgressions.
Each year, thousands of car accidents are caused by drunk drivers, and each weekend it seems we blog about another celebrity drunk-driver. If these are the people that our society looks up to, how will we ever reach a point in which DUI accidents are a thing of the past?
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Should Maualuga be disciplined by his team or the NFL or is this just a young man who made a foolish mistake? Give us your take.