Those who understand generally the drunk-driving laws will if arrested for suspicion of DUI refuse to submit to breath or blood testing. In certain states, however, refusing to submit is the same thing as submitting and failing.
According to the Associated Press, Browns director of player personnel Jon Sandusky refused to submit to blood testing after a recent arrest for suspicion of DUI in North Dakota.
The AP article explains that, under North Dakota law, it means he’ll be found guilty of drunk driving.
If/when Sandusky is convicted of or pleads guilty to DUI, he’ll be disciplined by the team or the league. Former Browns G.M. and current Broncos director of pro personnel Tom Heckert received a one-month suspension after a DUI incident. Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell was suspended for two months after an unrelated DUI arrest.
“We’re aware of the situation and currently working to gather facts,” the Browns said on Tuesday, after the arrest. Look for the Browns to be saying more, if/when Sandusky’s refusal to submit to testing becomes under North Dakota law a finding that he is guilty of DUI.