By Garth O'Brien | June 23, 2007
Filed Under Athlete DUI
Gilbert, Arizona – June 22, 2007. Terry “Tank” Johnson of the Chicago Bears added to his troubled legal history. Tank Johnson was stopped by a Gilbert police officer for traveling 40 mph in a 25 mph zone early Friday morning.
Police detected evidence indicative of alcohol impairment. However, the police classified the impairment as being, “to the slightest degree.” Tank Johnson submitted to a blood test at the police station. Results of Tank’s DUI blood test will be available in the coming weeks. Arizona’s legal limit is 0.08.
While Tank Johnson awaits the wheels of justice in Arizona, he may feel the wrath of the NFL Commissioner’s office first. Tank already will miss the first eight games of the ensuing NFL season because of a violation of NFL regulations. Tank should also worry about the wrath of the Bears’ front office. Jerry Angelo, Bears General Manager, last year hinted at removing Johnson from the team because of his detrimental conduct impacting the team.