Saints’ WR Joe Morgan Talks DWI
Posted on Jun 7, 2013 in Celebrity Justice, DUI/DWI
Saints’ deep man Joe Morgan was arrested and charged with a DWI over Memorial Day weekend, and is now talking about his experience.
The third-year receiver, who pulled in 3 touchdowns in the 2012 season, was found asleep behind the wheel of his car on the shoulder of the Earhart Expressway, near Causeway Boulevard in Jefferson Parish. A State Trooper was sent investigate after someone reported a disabled vehicle at around 6am that morning. The Trooper woke Morgan and asked him to exit the vehicle, at which point it became clear that Morgan was intoxicated. According to the report, Morgan’s eyes were bloodshot, he was swaying, smelled of alcohol, and couldn’t keep his balance. After failing a field sobriety test, Morgan was arrested and taken to Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna, where his BAC was found to be .218, more than double the legal limit. He we was released on a $1,150 bail bond the same day.
“I made a mistake for sure,” said Morgan at Saints minicamp. “The good thing about it is that I didn’t get hurt and nobody else got hurt”.
Morgan has reportedly taken flack from some of his teammates, telling reporters “It wasn’t all hugs and kisses,” although he said it was more as if they were treating him as a younger brother who they cared about. “One of the good things about this team is that it’s not like the guys don’t care about you at all. They actually look at you like a family.”
Even the most successful people make mistakes. Don’t let one bad night dictate the rest of your life. If you’ve gotten a DUI/DWI in the New Orleans area don’t hesitate to contact Bloom Legal, located in downtown New Orleans, at (504) 599-9997.