Baltimore Ravens Player Acquitted of DUI

By Mary Ann

Baltimore Ravens player BJ Sams was acquitted of DUI and negligent driving charges in a Baltimore, Maryland court. The judge cited a lack of evidence presented by State.

Sams, who was arrested last October, was convicted of a lane violation which carries a fine of $90 and one point on his driving record.

Judge Nancy Purpura said the State lacked evidence because Sams was not offered a breathalyzer exam and the police officer had not fully captured Sams’ field sobriety tests on his dashboard video. She said she was not persuaded that Sams had driven while alcohol impaired.