Bradley Roby Cited for OVI

By Kyle Rowland on April 24, 2014 at 6:50p
Bradley Roby was cited for OVI early Sunday morning.

UPDATE 11:43 a.m. April 25: The case has been continued for April 29.

Former Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby was cited for OVI early Sunday morning, according to Franklin County court records.

According to police records, Roby was pulled over on Vine Street, near Kilbourne Street, in downtown Columbus when a Columbus Police officer approached his car. After a field sobriety test, he blew a .008 into a breathalyzer. Ohio's legal limit is .08, or 10 times what Roby registered. He is set to be arraigned Friday at 10 a.m. at Franklin County Municipal Court.

An OVI is a first-degree misdemeanor carrying a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. For first offenders like Roby, the punishment is often in the neighborhood of a suspended license (typically six months, with work privileges), a weekend course about alcohol abuse and a $500 fine.

However, sources within the Columbus Police Department and the prosecutor's office told Eleven Warriors they expect the case to be dismissed if the results from his voluntary urine sample come back clean. A police department source said the results are expected in three to four weeks.

Roby's agent, Michael Perrett of SportsTrust Advisors, released the following statement to Eleven Warriors:

This past weekend my client Bradley Roby was issued a citation in Columbus, Ohio for operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI). Bradley was sitting in his parked car in a parking lot when he was approached and questioned by an officer. He was fully cooperative and willingly submitted to field sobriety and breathalyzer tests. His BAC test registered a negligible .008 and after further testing at the police station, he was very quickly released on his own recognizance. There are no other charges, and we are confident that this matter will be resolved quickly and favorably for Bradley. However, as the matter is still pending, we cannot comment further at this time.

Roby was charged with battery last summer after an altercation at a Bloomington, Ind. bar. The charges were reduced and eventually dropped after video of the incident proved a security officer was the aggressor in the incident, and Roby completed a diversion program.

Head coach Urban Meyer suspended Roby one game.

Tuesday night, the NFL announced Roby, along with linebacker Ryan Shazier, would be among the 30 players present at NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall May 8-10. Roby is projected to be a late first-round pick. 

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