Michigan Offensive Lineman to be Charged with Drunk Driving
Graham Glasgow, an offensive lineman for the University of Michigan, will be charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and will be arraigned before Judge Joseph Burke in Ann Arbor.
According to Ann Arbor court records, U-M football coach Brady Hoke suspended Glasgow for part of spring practice and the team’s season opener in August against Appalachian State for a violation of team rules. The offense was allegedly committed March 15, and Glasgow’s suspension was announced on March 20.
The traffic stop took place in Ann Arbor, at the corner of Maynard and William streets. If convicted, Glasgow could face a maximum of 93 days in jail, a $500 fine and 360 hours of rehabilitative programs and community service.
Hoke said that the suspension was necessary because players need to be held to a high standard while representing the university. He said that the suspension was meant to teach a life lesson while holding the player accountable.
As this case illustrates, charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated can carry significant penalties and have a serious effect on an individual’s career as well. It is important for anyone charged with a drunk driving offense to obtain legal representation from an experienced and qualified attorney.