Alfonzo Dennard was arrested under suspicion of a DUI Thursday. Alfonzo was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 24 months probation in June as a result of a incident that occurred before he was drafted by the New England Patriots.
The Patriots released a statement on Dennard’s arrest that said they were “extremely disappointed” to learn of his arrest. But Dennard’s camp is saying there is more to the story than what was initially released.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported that Dennard attempted to blow for a breathalyzer test at least twice, according to a source who had heard specifics of Dennard’s side of the incident. The source said that Dennard’s attempts to take the test didn’t work because Dennard was deemed to have been blown hard enough to meet qualifications. The number he blew was believed to be below the legal limit. He was not asked to take a blood test.
The Police Department indicated that field sobriety tests were taken and that Dennard would not provide an adequate sample. Dennard was cited for refusal of a chemical test and straddling lane lines. Dennard’s camp claims he was not asked to take a blood test and says that he did not “fail” the field test. The outcome of the test is not noted in the police report.