Kenny Britt joined the slowly-growing ranks of NFL stars arrested for DUI last week. A Wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans, Britt was arrested after he refused to take a breath test when cops pulled him over as he and a friend drove a female soldier back to Fort Campbell.
This is just one of Britt’s many encounters with law enforcement officials, and his third in less than a year and a half. He was arrested in April of 2011 for driving 20 miles per hour over the speed limit in a 50 mph zone, and was arrested again in New Jersey in June of 2011, when he was charged with resisting arrest.
Britt faces license suspension, jail time, community labor, fines and other penalties if convicted of drunk driving. His refusal to submit to a breath test will increase the period his license is suspended for, and he will most likely face severe punishment from the NFL due to his repeated infractions. A DUI attorney cannot help Britt with the NFL, but skilled legal representation could argue to have the charges against him reduced depending on the strength of the prosecutor’s case.
Britt was released after being booked for DUI and presumably went to pick up his impounded 2008 Dodge Challenger — the car he was driving at the time of his arrest.
According to Yahoo! Sports blogger Doug Farrar, this is the 27th arrest of an NFL player since February’s Super Bowl.