Lions President Tom Lewand busted for DUI

Detroit Lions President Tom Lewand became the latest Jocks Behind Bars member when he was arrested for DUI in Roscommon County, Michigan.

When the blue lights went on with no Kmart in sight, it was obvious it wasn’t for the latest “blue-light special” and it all went downhill from there for Lewand.

After pulling over to the curb and being questioned by the cops, Lewand, who police say had eyes that were “glossy and bloodshot” repeatedly denied he had consumed any alcohol but later at the police station, he blew about double the legal limit.

 The Reader’s Digest version goes like this. After leaving a nearby watering hole, Lewand drove really shitty, swerving over the lines and after getting pulled over he failed the field sobriety tests; according to the arresting officers.

If we were taking a poll, I might vote that Lewand somehow passed the tests until he was asked to balance on one foot. I can barely do that sober, but what the hell do I know; I sit here typing about this shit while those cops are paid to reach their quota, I mean figure all this legal stuff out.

After reciting the ABC’s up to the letter ‘S’ and counting forward and back, touching his nose, picking his ass and all that other stuff cops love to ask us to do hours after dark, he refused to take a breath test at the scene. That led to having the cuffs thrown on and a long, lonely trip to the slammer where Lewand is said to have blown a blood-alcohol level of .21 and .20, more than 2 1/2 times the legal limit. The legal limit in Michigan is .08. If only his Lions offense could register a score with a 21 in it!

When you listen to the tape, you can hear one of the cops ask Lewand how much he had to drink.

Lewand answered:

“Not a thing. No. No. I haven’t had a thing to drink in about a year and a half.”

Well that musta been some strong Mississippi grain alcohol to last that long since Lewand blew that .21 18 months after his last drink, according to him.

 Later Lewand added, “I’m happy to take whatever you want me to do, but review for me why I did not pass what you suggested I do.” After that remark a deputy offered Lewand two choices, blow in the tube or get busted and soon after, the cuffs went on.

Copies of the actual arrest documents can be viewed here.

Bob Hallauer, the owner of the Limberlost bar where Lewand had left minutes prior to being pulled over, told the Detroit Free Press that Lewand “was the victim of overzealous cops trying to raise money by issuing tickets on M-55”.

“Come on vacation, leave on probation — that’s what people say about Houghton Lake,” Hallauer said.

“The police wait for people to pull out of your parking lot and pounce on them.”

Roscommon County Sheriff Randall Stevenson defended his cops saying, “My officers do not sit on bars.”

Lewand has apologized saying he takes “full responsibility for [my actions]” and that he was “a person in active recovery.”

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to come down on Lewand saying the NFL policies apply to players, coaches, execs and everyone in the organizations.

The Tom Lewand mugshot has not surfaced on the net but when it does, you will find it here.

More Jocks Behind Bars here

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