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Stabler acquitted in DUI case in Alabama

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (AP) - Former Alabama and NFL quarterback Ken
Stabler has been found not guilty of drunken driving charges in
south Alabama.

Stabler was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol
after being stopped shortly after midnight back on June 8 on Alabama 59 in Robertsdale.

Acting Municipal Judge James Sweet issued his verdict after hearing three hours of testimony.

According to Jude Sweet, the arresting officer and the prosecutor had met its burden of proof.

Officer Tyler Kane said he was by the side of the road making another stop when Stabler's vehicle passed within a few feet of him.

He said he stopped Stabler and found the former quarterback's
speech was slurred and that there was an odor of alcohol in the
vehicle.

He said Stabler refused to take a breath test.

Sweet ruled that police did not observe Stabler for the entire time before the defendant was asked to take the test and would not allow the refusal to be entered as evidence.


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