By Garth O'Brien | April 17, 2008
Filed Under Athlete DUI
St. Petersburg, Florida. Wide receiver David Boston of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ends his sojourn through the criminal justice system today. Boston and the prosecution agreed to a plea bargain that reduced the original criminal charge of DUI to the crime of Reckless Driving.
Judge William Overton imposed the following punishment for the Reckless Driving conviction:
- 6 months probation
- Attend DUI school
- Complete 50 hours of community service
- Pay $1,115.00 in fines and fees
Boston has claimed his innocence on the DUI charge from the beginning, and apparently the reduced charge was offered because of video tape evidence. Boston’s driving and field sobriety tests were captured on film and benefited Boston. Video either makes or completely breaks a defendant’s case.