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Jon Sandusky arrested for Drunk Driving in Fargo, North Dakota

Reuters reports that Jon Sandusky, son of former Penn State assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, and Cleveland Browns executive, was arrested in North Dakota Tuesday morning on suspicion of drunken driving. Jon Sandusky was arrested at 1:50 a.m. on Tuesday morning after making a illegal U-turn. According to Fargo police lieutenant Joel Vettel, the 36-year-old was given a field sobriety test and was determined to be over the legal blood alcohol concentration of 0.08%. Jon Sandusky was later taken into custody, and booked at the Cass County Jail for driving under the influence of alcohol. Jon Sandusky was released on bail later Tuesday afternoon.

Who is Jon Sandusky?

Jon Sandusky is currently Cleveland's director of player personnel. He has been with the team for four years and is responsible for reviewing and evaluating college free agents and National Football League prospects. He also spent nine seasons working with the Philadelphia eagles in their personnel department. Prior to that he was a football player for Penn State from 1996-99. The Cleveland Browns have issued a statement. According to Brown’s spokesman Zak Gilbert the team is “aware of the situation and currently working to gather facts.” Jon Sandusky is the son of Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky who is currently in prison serving 30 to 60 years for sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. He was a top assistant to Joe Paterno serving as a defensive coordinator. After allegations surfaced of abuse, Sandusky abruptly retired in 1999. Questions arose over how much Paterno knew about Sandusky’s actions, although Paterno continued to coach until shortly before his death in 2012. Jon Sandusky seemed to come out of the ordeal and the publicity of his father’s actions relatively unscathed, but according to some reports, “this incident certainly won't endear him to the Browns organization.” No mention of why Jon Sandusky would have been in North Dakota, although reports indicate he may have been spotted at the North Dakota State University on Tuesday, so it is likely that Sandusky was on a scouting trip.

What will happen to Jon Sandusky if convicted of drunk driving? 

Assuming this is Jon Sandusky’s first drunk driving arrest, if he is convicted of drunk driving in North Dakota he can expect to be charged with a Class B misdemeanor. If his blood alcohol concentration was below 0.16% he can expect to pay $500 in fines, serve a 91 day suspension, and be required to attend an alcohol education class. If his BAC was above 0.16% he may face jail time.

Hiring a DUI lawyer

If you have been arrested for drunk driving in North Dakota or anywhere in the United States, it is important talk to a DUI lawyer to discuss the fines and penalties you might face if you are convicted of drunk driving. Most states do not allow a drunk driving conviction to be expunged from your driving record and the long-term consequences of a conviction may be detrimental to you.
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