University of Pittsburgh Wide Receiver Tyler Boyd is expected to be charged Tuesday for DUI among various offences, according to a statement released by the Jefferson Hills Police Department.
Police stopped Boyd Friday around 2:35 a.m. on State Route 885 after observing his vehicle pass another with limited site distance ahead.
It is expected that charges are to be filed tomorrow with the District Court, including Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substance, Underage Drinking, and Vehicle Code violations.
The officer who pulled him over “smelled the moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage about Boyd,” who said he “had ‘two shots’ but did not start drinking until after the NBA Finals game he was watching.”
The 20-year-old was placed under arrest after being administered a breathalyzer that tested positive for alcohol, police paperwork said. He was then taken to Jefferson Hospital for a blood test.
Then, he was released to the custody of a family member, according to the police paperwork.
Boyd is one of the top prospects in college football. He was just named as Phil Steele’s Pre-Season First-Team All-American.
Pitt’s head football coach Pat Narduzzi has released this statement:
“Tyler’s situation is both serious and disappointing. We have high expectations for the young men in our program, on and off the field. Tyler understands that and knows he must be responsible for his actions. Certainly, he will be held accountable to our internal standards of discipline and behavior.”
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