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On Dec. 12, an Arizona Cardinals wide receiver and former first-round draft pick was charged with DUI for the second time within a five-year period, and Gwinnett fans of their Atlanta Falcons may want to know more about the possible consequences that he could be facing as a result. The incident occurred in the Scottsdale area just hours after the Cardinals lost a close game to the Miami Dolphins on the other side of the country.

According to media sources, local police discovered Michael Floyd allegedly slumped over the wheel of his vehicle with the engine running at 2:48 a.m. Although he was released from custody shortly after, he is now facing related charges, including two counts of DUI, one count of failure to obey a police officer and one count of obstructing a roadway.

Sources indicate that Floyd was previously charged with DUI in March 2011 while a student at Notre Dame. In addition to any penalties that might be imposed by the court, he could receive a two-game suspension if he is convicted of the 2016 drunk driving charges. He has since been released from the team.

The penalties that may be associated with a second DUI conviction could be significant. People who are in this position may find it beneficial to discuss their options moving forward with a drunk driving attorney. There could be a possibility of mounting a variety of challenges to the charges. One could be based on an improper calibration of the BAC machine, for example, while another could be to the manner in which the traffic stop itself was conducted.

Source: CBS Sports, "Cardinals' Michael Floyd charged with DUI hours after loss in Miami," John Breech, Dec. 12, 2016

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