Posted July 12, 2013

Pats DB Alfonzo Dennard says he didn’t fail or refuse any sobriety tests

Patriots defensive back Alfonso Dennard says he didn't fail sobriety tests after being cited for DUI. (Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images)

Patriots DB Alfonso Dennard says he didn’t fail sobriety tests after being cited for DUI. (Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images)

Representatives of New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard say he did not fail a field sobriety test and was not asked to take a blood test after being pulled over by Nebraska police, reports

Dennard was arrested and cited Thursday for driving under the influence. He also was cited for refusal of a chemical test and straddling lane lines.

Lincoln, Neb., police spotted a Honda straddling the lane on Normal Boulevard at approximately 2:00 a.m. when they decided to pull over the vehicle. Dennard, a former standout at Nebraska, was driving the car and no one else was inside when officers approached. He refused any tests on the spot and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of DUI.

But Dennard’s camp said he tried to blow for a Breathalyzer at least twice and both attempts were not deemed sufficient enough to meet officers’ qualifications.

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Dennard previously was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 24 months of probation after he was found guilty last month of assaulting a police officer in Lincoln. He was scheduled to serve that jail sentence beginning in March of 2014.


I smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, and am 55 years old, and even I could blow into a breathalyzer if asked.  Now in his defense, Normal Blvd is kind of a windy road with a speed limit of 35 miles an hour, so it may just be that he needs to sharpen up on his driving skills.