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Former University of Oklahoma Football Player Issued DUI

Posted on behalf of Edwards Law Firm on Sep 19, 2013 in Auto Accidents

Early Wednesday morning a former University of Oklahoma defensive back was arrested on complaints of driving under the influence and driving in the wrong direction.

Chijioke Onyenegecha, who now plays for the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League, was pulled over after driving westbound in the eastbound lanes on West Reno nearing South MacArthur Boulevard.

Police reported that the man had watery red eyes, slowed slurred speech, and the smell of alcohol on his breath. The report also indicated that a man in the passenger seat reached for something underneath the passenger seat as the Onyenegecha put the keys back into the ignition.

When the vehicles occupants stepped out of the vehicle Onyenegecha admitted to drinking, while the passenger had no signs of intoxication and was released from the scene. An empty flask and an unopened beer bottle were found under the passenger seat.

In 2010, The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office reported 4,500 alcohol related accidents, while it is illegal for Oklahoma motorists to operate a vehicle with a BAC above .08.

Our auto accident attorneys advise to play it safe and not drive after drinking any amount of alcohol and offer our assistance to any injured victims of alcohol related accidents.

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