Seahawks QB Arrested For DUI

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SEATTLE, WA —  After being arrested May 5 under the suspicion of driving intoxicated, Seahawks backup quarterback Josh Portis will be arraigned May 28 at the Redmond Courthouse, according to The Seattle Times.

A police report from the Washington State Patrol reports that Portis was pulled over while driving 80 mph in a 60 mph zone. Upon approaching the vehicle the police officer noticed “a strong odor of intoxicants coming from the car” and that Portis had “watery bloodshot eyes.” Although first refusing to exit the vehicle, claiming to have not consumed any alcohol, Portis later submitted to a sobriety test.

The Seattle Times reports that after finally submitting to two breath tests, Portis registered blood alcohol concentration readings of .092 and .078 and was charged with a gross misdemeanor. The legal limit in the state of Washington is .80.

The police report states that Portis eventually admitted to consuming tequila earlier that evening, despite previously denying it.

Along with Portis was an unidentified female passenger who, according to the police report, exited the vehicle and accused the officer of ruining Portis and at one point claimed that Portis need not exit the vehicle because “he was a Seawhawk player.”

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