SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say Notre Dame star wide receiver Michael Floyd had a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit for driving when he was pulled over by campus police this past weekend.

Floyd was stopped after he ran a stop sign with the white Cadillac he was driving and was charged with suspicion of drunken driving.

St. Joseph County deputy prosecutor Chris Daniels says in a probable cause affidavit filed Monday that Floyd had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent. Indiana’s legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent. Daniels also says Floyd failed three field sobriety tests.

Floyd was stopped near the school’s main entrance at 3:18 a.m. Sunday and charged with a misdemeanor count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. It carries a maximum sentence of a year in jail.

The Associated Press sent an e-mail to Floyd seeking comment. The school says it is aware of the incident.

Floyd is a St. Paul-native and a 2008 graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall.

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Comments (10)
  1. yesssir - and news because ?? says:

    And the news is ????
    We have politicians arrested on DWI’s, cops, mayors, all kinds of public officials, and athletes.
    I need to know why is this stuff relevant? The point?
    We are a nation of substance abusers – no surprise to anyone if they are honest. I’m sober but see more intoxicated people on the roads some nights than sober based on the manner they are driving. It seems to be the way of the country sometimes – makes me angry as hell but that’s the way it is. Yes – I spend many calls to 911 too.
    So this story has traction and covered —- why????

    1. beerbelly says:

      you dont have to be intoxicated these days to get a DUI. A couple beers and a “seek and destroy” cop are all it takes…i have a freind who waS pulled over and blew .07 under the limit,but they arrested him anyways and waited 2 hours ’till it hit .08 ,where he woulda been home by then.Dirty ass fund raisin shananagans going on all over.Furthermore,theres plenty of people that can drive much better buzzed then alot of people straight sober.Bad drivers,and dangerous,include PMS,anger,not paying attention(texters),plain old bad drivers,ect…

      1. Todd says:

        How true beerbelly. While yesssir is making those 911 calls he is probably all over the road.

  2. yesssir - and news because ?? says:

    hey there tiny Todd — read what I said. I’m sober. 37 years. Was dumb once too. My brain started working. How about yours?
    That said – I was actually asking why they covering this. Can you read Todd? Get the point above? naaaaaaaa……………thought not. Have another one and take a nap to sleep it off. 😉

  3. Ed says:

    Big Deal, This is news why?
    When they lowered the limit to .08 it made any DWI a joke.
    Funny thing is even the founder of MADD has one now, talk about the drunk calling the drunk a drunk!

  4. Victim Du Jour says:

    I’ve lived in places with free shuttles and 24 hour mass transit.

    Some places play dumb on purpose for Union Government worker pensions.

  5. What says:

    Wonder who’s Cadillac he’s driving?

    1. Some1intheno says:

      I know for a fact it was a friend of his and it is 11 years old and is worth around $2,000. I am tired of reading how people are acting like ND gave him some brand new cadillac.

  6. thumbody says:

    Sounds like he will fit right in when he goes to the NFL crime seems to be a prerequsite these days…………………….

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