911 Call Could Affect Roby Case

By Kyle Rowland on April 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Columbus police released a 911 call dispatchers received the night Bradley Roby was cited for OVI, according to 10TV.

On the tape, a caller says, “Hi, I'm just leaving BBR on Vine and some black Dodge Charger just almost hit a bunch of kids on the sidewalk.  And now, the driver is passed out drunk on the side of BBR in black Charger with Georgia plates.” 

Franklin County court records indicate Roby was arrested April 20 on Vine Street in downtown after officers found him passed out behind the wheel of his car. Police indicated he failed a field sobriety test.

Eleven Warriors obtained Roby's breathalyzer test, which shows he tested .008, well below Ohio's legal limit of .08. Results from a voluntary urine sample are expected in the next couple weeks. 

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

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.

If Roby doesn't win this case, it could bring an incident from last summer back into question. He was charged with battery 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. 

But conditions of the charges being fully dropped stated Roby must avoid legal trouble until Aug. 16, 2014. 

Roby is current projected as a first-round draft pick and slotted as high as the top 10 in some mock drafts.

Roby is due in Franklin County Municipal Court Tuesday.

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