Report Says Stallworth Could Face DUI Manslaughter Charge

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The story of the day continues to be the accident that took place early this morning in Miami in which Browns WR Donte Stallworth hit a man with his Bentley, and that man later died. While information surrounding the incident continues to come in, it now looks like Stallworth could be facing some serious charges.

A Report from ProFootballTalk.com says that someone involved with the investigation of the accident tells the site that “prosecutors are preparing an indictment for DUI manslaughter, under the assumption that the results will show that Stallworth’s blood alcohol content exceeded the legal limit of 0.08 percent when he collided with the pedestrian.”

Stallworth did speak to police about the incident, and there is word that he admitted to drinking “at least four Patrons and two Margaritas.” Another source told the site that Stallworth claims he had his last drink at midnight. The incident occurred after 7:00 a.m. local time.

Another issue is simply if Stallworth could have taken evasive action because of a barrier along the median and tried to avoid the man walking along the McArthur Causeway. The accident caused a long traffic jam in Miami when the accident happened at 7:17am Saturday.

This is not the first time Stallworth has gotten into trouble in Miami. In March of 2006, while a member of the New Orleans Saints, Stallworth was arrested after resisting arrest during a traffic stop. He was pulled over in his black 2005 Bentley just after 5 a.m. on Washington Avenue for driving with an expired paper tag, according to his arrest report.

According to the report, Stallworth handed Officer Erick Pagan his license and tried to drive off. He then refused to step out of his car and would not shut off the Bentley’s engine or get off his cell phone. Stallworth told Pagan and a detective that ”this was going to cost us a lot of money and that he would have our jobs,” according to the report.

Stallworth’s Bentley was towed in that case. Charges were filed but he was not prosecuted.

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3 Responses to “Report Says Stallworth Could Face DUI Manslaughter Charge”

  1. clayton says:

    Maybe he will be charged but that report from profootball is bogus. Trust me, you don’t prepare an indictment in advance of the blood test results. And it is odd that we haven’t heard of any sobriety tests or anything. The comments by the police attributing egocentric comments to Stallworth are typical in these cases. Let’s wait and see…

  2. Dan Taylor says:

    I read this morning in the local paper that Stallworth was under the legal limit of alcohol.

  3. The tragedy is that a man has been killed by a drunken driver. I could not care less about Stallworth’s fate. He CHOSE to drive while under the influence, therfore he deserves ALL of the legal action against him. Hopefully, the legal system will not fumble by going easy on him because of his $tatu$.

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