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Miami Hurricanes QB Arrested on DUI Charges

QB Arrested on DUI Charges from the Miami Hurricanes, Fake ID

QB arrested on DUI chargesMiami Hurricanes, Kevin Olsen, backup QB arrested on DUI charges Monday, September 15th, for using a fake ID.

According to records from the Miami-Dade County Jail, the 19-year-old rising football star was arrested on DUI charges just after 4 AM on Monday. He was held on $6,000 bail. He has reportedly been suspended from any team activities pending the DUI case.

Police reports show that Olsen was driving a Dodge Challenger when he was pulled over just before midnight. When the officer approached his car, Olsen reportedly got out of the driver’s side and approached, asking what the problem was. The officer reported that Olsen had alcohol on his breath, slurred speech, and bloodshot eyes – classic signs of intoxication.

The officer also found five stolen identifications in Olsen’s wallet: two from Maryland, one from North Carolina, one from New Jersey, and one from Florida. All of the fake ID’s had Olsen’s name on them, except for the Florida one. Olsen allegedly told the officer, “The New Jersey and North Carolina ones are good, but the Maryland one is fake.”

Olsen also failed a field sobriety test and blew a 0.04 on a Breathalyzer, which led to the QB arrested on DUI charges. He refused to take a urine test at the police station, and was described as “belligerent.”

“Disappointment from my standpoint,” Hurricanes coach Al Golden said. “What’s paramount right now is his well-being and helping him through this.”

Olsen had been contender for starting quarterback after expected starter Ryan Williams injured his knee.

New App Gets DUI Suspects In Contact with Strom Law

South Carolina has some of the strictest DUI laws in the nation. First offense DUI, if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is only between .08 and .09, can result in at least 48 hours of jail time (with a maximum of 30 days), up to a $400 fine before court costs and fees, and suspension of your driver’s license for six months. If your BAC is .16 or higher on your first offense, you could spend up to 90 days in jail, pay up to $1,000 in fines, and may be forced to take an Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP). Multiple DUIs can result in felonies, with high fines and long jail sentences. You also face a 36 months with SR22 insurance, which can be very pricey.  Importantly, a DUI conviction can never be expunged.

If you are pulled over for a suspected DUI, you may be subjected to a field sobriety test or a Breathalyzer test. These tests must be videotaped by the police officer, and the officer must inform you of your right to refuse a Breathalyzer. However, the efficacy of both of these tests is constantly in question, and you should contact a DUI defense attorney to help you sift through the evidence. The sooner you contact a DUI lawyer for help, the better, as more evidence can be preserved – which is the beauty of mobile apps like Strom Law’s DUI Lawyer app!

The Strom Law Firm’s DUI app can help you if you find yourself pulled over or arrested for a DUI. Your rights as a defendant are immediately accessible, and you can quickly call us for a consultation from the app, or find our office location. And, if your find yourself too drunk to drive, our DUI Lawyer app even helps you call a taxi!

The Strom Law Firm Can Help with DUI Charges in South Carolina

If you face DUI charges, whether it is your first charge, or felony DUI, you could feel alone and afraid. Just because you drink and drive, especially if you are not the designated driver, does not automatically mean that you are guilty. The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm have helped people who face DUI charges since 1996. We offer free, confidential consultations so you can discuss the facts of your case with impunity. Contact us for help today. 803.252.4800

About Pete Strom

Defending criminal charges including drug crimes, DUI, CDV, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, computer crimes, money laundering, and juvenile crimes, Pete also handles Federal and State investigations. Representing individuals in Civil Matters including Class Actions, Personal Injury, Qui Tam Actions, Defective Products, Nursing Home Neglect, and Professional Licensing Defense cases. Joseph Preston “Pete” Strom, Jr., the managing partner at Strom Law Firm, L.L.C., has been fighting for justice since 1984.

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