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Cornerback Jeremy Lane charged with DUI

Seattle Seahawks fans might be interested in learning that cornerback Jeremy Lane has been charged with driving under the influence. The incident occurred on Jan. 14 at 5:30 a.m.

According to reports, Lane was taken into custody and booked into a King County jail. He was released about four hours later on his own recognizance. Lane tweeted that he had submitted to a breath test and that his blood alcohol concentration was .03 percent. He wrote that he didn't understand how he could be charged with a DUI when his BAC was less than .08 percent. Lane later deleted the tweet.

A sixth-round draft pick in 2012, Lane has spent his whole football career in Seattle. He most famously intercepted a pass from Tom Brady during the Superbowl in 2015. Neither the Seahawks or the King County Sheriff's Office responded to requests for comment. It is unclear why Lane was stopped by the police.

In Washington, people may be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol regardless of the concentration in their blood or breath, if the substance affects their driving. In Lane's case, the reasons for the stop and the observations of the officer will likely be important. People who are accused of drunk driving when their blood alcohol concentrations are below .08 percent might benefit by getting help from experienced criminal defense attorneys. The attorneys may investigate the cases, review videos and determine whether or not the law enforcement officers conducted the stops properly. If they did not, the attorneys could in some instances obtain a dismissal of the charges.

Source: USA Today, "Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane charged with DUI", Tom Schad, Jan. 15, 2018

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