Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver feels violated over bogus DUI arrest

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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver is still trying to process his bogus arrest for driving while intoxicated in May and feels violated by the whole experience.

According to Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com, Oliver said he blew a .00% on a breathalyzer test and took an independent blood test after his arrest to prove he didn’t have anything in his system. But despite the breathalyzer reading, Oliver was arrested anyway on suspicion of DWI and unlawful possession of a firearm.

I’m not sure how you get arrested with nothing in your system,” Oliver said. “That’s one of the things [I’m talking about] when I say life can hit you quick — even if you’re innocent, you can still go to jail for nothing. You’ve just got to do what you’ve got to do. If they say you’ve got to go to jail, don’t resist, go to jail.

“It’s not right, but it is what it is.”

The charges against Oliver were dropped last month as it was deemed there was insufficient evidence to proceed.

“I didn’t feel right. I felt like, ‘I shouldn’t be doing this,'” Oliver said. “I didn’t work my whole life and walk a straight line my whole life to be put in a jumpsuit and taken to jail. … That’s how I felt violated.”

14 responses to “Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver feels violated over bogus DUI arrest

  1. A DWI or DUI can be given for being intoxicated or under the influence of anything. So yes people can blow a .000 or have zero alcohol in their system and still be intoxicated or under the influence. But yes proving it can be hard, that is why this case was dropped.

  2. Let’s look back in time and see what happened last May…

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    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas — Court records revealed former University of Houston star and current Buffalo Bills’ defensive tackle Ed Oliver admitted to drinking and taking Adderall prior to his arrest Saturday in Montgomery County.

    The 22-year-old is facing a DWI charge as well as a charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon after deputies found a small-caliber pistol in his vehicle during the time of his arrest. Both are class B misdemeanors.

    According to court documents, a witness called 911 after seeing a truck pulling a trailer swerving in and out of lanes. A deputy spotted the truck and trailed it going 80mph in a 45mph zone and passing in a “no passing” zone.

    The deputy signaled the driver of the truck, later identified as Oliver, to pull over and called for a DWI unit.

    Court documents revealed that Oliver admitted to drinking a beer at about 1 p.m. that day. Oliver also told deputies that he is taking Adderall, although it is unclear if he was under the influence of Adderall at the time of his arrest.

    According to NFL.com, players are allowed to take Adderall only if approved by the league for medical reasons.

    After failing field sobriety tests, Oliver was placed in custody for misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.

    Deputies searched Oliver’s car and found a weapon and an open can of Bud Light beer in the driver’s door, according to court records.

    Texas law states one cannot be in possession of a handgun while engaged in criminal activity so Oliver was also charged with misdemeanor unlawful carrying of a weapon.

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    Looks like a lot of probable cause to me. Oliver can cry all he wants but anybody would be in for a jail visit after this. They ran the tests and they let him go. Suspicion of DUI works like that.

  3. That’s bs. This is the crap that they knee for. No way he gets arrested if he is white. The officer should be fired

  4. Not much leaves a worse taste in your mouth than being blamed for or accused of something you did not do. And almost always,to throw salt in the wound, those who did the blaming or made the accusations will not change their mind even when proven wrong, no matter how obvious the error is.

  5. What about the arresting officer?
    Will there be charges against him for lying to the police, falsifying a police report, obstruction of justice, wrongful arrest, or any other bogus charge the police routinely use to wrongfully detain people?

  6. Folks, get all the information and then make a determination. You’re only getting a snippet here. Has nothing to do with black or white. There was probable cause, speeding, admission of alcohol consumption and controlled drug consumption. You don’t have to register on a breathalyzer to be intoxicated on another substance. Bottom line, get all the information, don’t jump to conclusions, and stay informed.

  7. He admitted taking medication. You CAN be arrested for DWI, DUI, whatever it is called where You live for that reason. Your judgement can be impaired. A breathalyzer is just that, measures breath. Maybe He smoked weed or had taken other pills with that Adderall. Any talk about Him having a legal prescription for it?

  8. Dude was speeding big time, driving poorly, admitted to not being straight, and now he wants to be martyr. This is the world we live in.

  9. Dude got what he deserved (based on admission of pills and alcohol consumption). The judicial system worked and he was cleared. What is the problem here?

  10. @ bengal4573, billsmafia772, kyzmyn2,

    He was not totally innocent, he admitted to drinking and taking Adderall, >80MPH in a 45MPH limit, that’s felony speeding here punishable by a year licence suspension and up to 30 days in jail for the first offence and we haven’t even gotten to the gun charge!

    And to bengal4573, if he’d have been white and not an NFL player he’d STILL BE IN JAIL!

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