Former Chicago Bears star Dan Hampton had an enormous jug of low-cost crimson wine in his truck when was busted on drunken driving charges final month, court docket paperwork present.
Hampton, an ex-defensive lineman elected to the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame in 2002, had a blood alcohol stage of .189 – greater than double the authorized restrict — at a hospital after being pulled over on Nov. 20 in Winfield, Indiana, the Post-Tribune reported Monday.
Hampton, 64, of Winfield, informed cops he had 5 beers at a pal’s home. One officer then discovered a reusable cup stuffed with crimson liquid in his truck and a 128-ounce jug of Carlo Rossi wine that was three-quarters full, in response to court docket paperwork obtained by the outlet.
“That’s actually excessive,” Hampton stated of his BAC earlier than an officer took him to jail, charging paperwork present.
Hampton — a four-time Professional Bowler nicknamed “Danimal” for his aggressive defensive fashion — was later charged with three misdemeanor counts associated to working whereas intoxicated. He has been launched from custody after posting bond and is due again in court docket on Jan. 25.
Hampton, who was allegedly driving his black Chevrolet truck 68 mph in a 40-mph zone, faces as much as a yr in jail, fines as a lot as $5,000 and a suspended license if convicted, in response to the report.
An legal professional for Hampton, who was key member of the Bears’ 1985 Tremendous Bowl-winning squad, declined to remark Monday, the Publish-Tribune reported.
The arrest marked the most recent authorized woes for the gridiron legend, who co-hosts a Bears postgame radio present on Chicago’s WGN-AM. In 2002, simply days earlier than being enshrined into the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame, Hampton was busted for DWI in Arkansas. He was later sentenced to 1 week in jail, CNN reported.
Hampton had additionally been arrested for allegedly driving whereas intoxicated in 1996 and 1997, the community reported.