A three-hour hearing for an ex-Washington Redskins defensive back ended with a Fairfax, Virginia, judge's conclusion that the former pro ballplayer was competent to stand trial for drunk driving. The 68-year-old retired football player was arrested last winter for DUI, his alleged third alcohol-related traffic offense in five years.
On March 27 of this year, a former investigator for the Bedford County Sheriff's Office was eyed traveling the wrong way down a highway in his police-issued vehicle. A witness alerted authorities by calling 911. The witness then followed the man for several miles, attempting to alert other drivers to his presence by flashing her lights.
Beginning in July, the rules for Virginia drivers under the age of 21 who are caught drinking and driving will get much more stringent. A suspended driver's license and a fine or community service await young drivers with blood alcohol levels at .02 percent or higher.