Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has been found not guilty on the charges of driving under the influence and speeding.
Prescott, who was a fourth-round draft pick for the Cowboys in 2016, was arrested in Starkville, Mississippi, before the 2016 draft. Prescott previously played college football for Mississippi State, which is located in Starkville.
Prescott was arrested on April 23, 2016 and charged with DUI after he was stopped and accused of speeding near the Mississippi State college campus.
“Dak is obviously extremely relieved this process is over,” Prescott’s lawyer Jay Perry told the Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.). “He’s looking forward to going back to Dallas and then to California to compete in camp and learn from Tony Romo.”
Prescott took two breathalyzer tests after his arrest and the results were inconclusive.
Dak Prescott led Mississippi State to three consecutive wins over Top 10 teams in 2014 and the program’s first No. 1 ranking while making himself a Heisman hopeful. Prescott was able to impress NFL scouts at the Senior Bowl and was named the game’s most outstanding player.
In Mississippi, it is against the law for a person to operate a vehicle who is under the influence of intoxicating liquor, any other substance that has impaired the person’s ability to operate a vehicle, or any drug or controlled substance that is unlawful to possess under Mississippi law.
Whenever an individual’s breath does not register on the Intoxilyzer 8000, that individual may be charged with a DUI breath test refusal.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for a DUI. Please call the law Office of Carmody, Stewart, & Mixon at (601) 948-4444.
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