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Michael Floyd had .217 blood-alcohol level at time of DUI arrest

By The Sports Xchange
Michael Floyd had .217 blood-alcohol level at time of DUI arrest
Former Arizona Cardinal Michael Floyd (C) celebrates his touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Cardinals-New York Jets game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, October 17, 2016.Two months later Floyd was arrested on DUI charges. Photo by Art Foxall/UPI | License Photo

Former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd, claimed by the New England Patriots off waivers this week, had a blood-alcohol level of .217 when he was arrested on Dec. 12, the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Police Department said Wednesday.

Floyd was arrested and charged with obstructing a roadway, DUI impaired to the slightest degree, DUI blood alcohol content above .08 and failure to obey a police officer. Police said he fell asleep in the driver's seat of his vehicle while stopped at a traffic signal.

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Extreme DUI in Arizona is defined as having a BAC of 0.15 percent or higher within two hours of operating a vehicle.

The Cardinals released Floyd two days after he was arrested, and the Patriots then claimed the receiver last Thursday.

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Police released the video of the incident, which shows Floyd's eyes were closed, his head was back and his mouth was open when an officer approached his Cadillac Escalade at approximately 2:48 a.m. on Dec. 12, according to ESPN.com.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said the team was aware of the video of the incident. Floyd was expected to practice with the team on Wednesday.

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"Yeah, we were aware of his situation when we claimed him," Belichick told reporters Wednesday. "He's in an ongoing legal situation; I'm not going to comment on.

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"We have a lot of things on our team to handle a multitude of things that players, coaches, anybody in our organization, really, that come up. There are a lot of things outside of football that we all deal with. It's a long, long list and we provide a lot of resources for everybody on that."

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