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Stallworth's DUI Manslaughter Arraignment Delayed For Second Time

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On May 21, Cleveland Browns wide receiver was supposed to have his arraignment on charges of DUI manslaughter, but the arraignment was delayed for the second time.

Prosecutors requested that the arraignment be delayed until June 4. The request was granted by a judge. Prosecutors did not give reason for the delay request and Stallworth’s attorney did not oppose it.

The 28-year-old NFL star has been accused of driving under the influence in a March 14 collision that took the life of 59-year-old Mario Reyes. He has not yet entered a plea.

An arrest warrant affidavit said that Stallworth’s blood-alcohol content was measured to be 0.126, more than the legal limit of 0.08. According to the affidavit, an officer at the scene detected the odor of alcohol on Stallworth’s breath and noted that his eyes were “bloodshot” and “watery.”

The affidavit says that prior to the accident, Reyes had just left his job as a crane operator and was not in a crosswalk when he was struck by the black 2005 Bentley GT driven by Stallworth.

Stallworth told an officer at the scene that he was the driver of the vehicle that struck Reyes. According to the affidavit, he told police that he had time to honk his horn and flash his headlights to alert Reyes prior to impact. Police say he was driving at approximately 50 miles per hour in a 40 mph zone.

Stallworth was released on $200 thousand bail and is required to submit to random drug and alcohol testing as part of his bail requirements.

If convicted, Stallworth could face up to 15 years in prison.

Bob Battle
100% of my practice is devoted to serious traffic defense and criminal litigation in state and federal courts
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