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VIDEO: Utah LB drove wrong way on freeway

Posted on: February 22, 2011 1:39 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Yesterday we wrote about Utah linebacker Timote Nai Fotu who was arrested for a DUI over the weekend, and has since been suspended from the team by Kyle Whittingham "until further notice." We can't be sure how long that will be, exactly, but given the new details emerging about Nai Fotu's arrest, I have a feeling it is going to be a while.

You see, Fotu wasn't pulled over because he was swerving back and forth between lanes while driving or anything. In fact, he may have been driving in a perfectly straight line. The problem for Fotu was that he was driving in the wrong lane.  On the freeway. Yep.



Fotu's blood-alcohol level of .218 is nearly three-times the legal limit, and it means that over a fifth of the blood flowing through his body was alcohol. He probably could have lit his breath on fire. Though, as intoxicated as that is, at least he was able to remember he was in Utah.

Making matters worse, Fotu already had a warrant out for his arrest stemming from an incident in 2009. Fotu failed to appear in court to face charges of giving false personal information to police, unlawful possession of alcohol or a controlled substance by a minor and public urination for an incident on March 20, 2009.

So, yeah, it could be a while before Fotu puts on a Utah uniform again. If he ever does.
Comments

Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2011 10:45 pm
 

VIDEO: Utah LB drove wrong way on freeway

"We need good players to help our team.  Especially going into the Pac 12."  Yeah, who cares that he could have gone head-on into a minivan and wiped out a family of 6.  As long as he can help the Utes beat the likes of Washington State, UCLA, and Colorado, then he is good in my book!!!



Since: Feb 22, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2011 9:12 pm
 

VIDEO: Utah LB drove wrong way on freeway

Tufo's incident brings "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" to mind. 
Re:  "YOU'RE GOING THE WRONG WAY!!"  "OK, Whatever."( John Candy's character using hand motion acting like he's tipping a bottle of booze).


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