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Former Seahawks player gets suspended sentence for DUI

Jeremy Lane, a former NFL player for the Seattle Seahawks, was given a suspended sentence for a DUI. Lane was charged with a DUI in January after he was pulled over on Interstate 90 by a state trooper.

According to court documents, Lane entered a guilty plea to reckless driving in March. He was sentenced to a suspended sentence of 364 days. In exchange for not having to go to jail, Lane will either have to complete two days of work crew or 20 hours of community service. His attorney stated that he will choose to do the work crew.

Lane was charged with driving while having a mixture of alcohol and THC in his system. His blood level tested as having a concentration of 7.6 nanograms per milliliter of THC. The state's legal limit is 5 ng/ml. He also had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.02, which is well below the state's limit of 0.08. However, he was charged with a DUI for the combination of alcohol and THC.

In addition to drunk driving charges, people may also face DUI charges if they drive after using drugs. Even though it is legal to use marijuana in the state, Washington still prohibits people from driving if they have a higher concentration than 0.05 nanograms per milliliter in their blood. People who are charged with a DUI might benefit by getting help from an experienced criminal defense lawyer who may be able to challenge the way in which the officer stopped the vehicle or conducted the investigation. Counsel may also be able to secure agreements to non-DUI offenses or to sentences that avoid jail time.

Source: Komo News, "Ex-Seahawk Jeremy Lane gets suspended sentence in DUI case", Lynsi Burton, May 4, 2018

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