Pittsburgh Steelers Bell and Blount Charged with Marijuana Possession
Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were charged with marijuana possession after a Ross police officer stopped a vehicle registered in Bell’s name. Pittsburgh DUI Defense Attorney David J. Shrager is quoted in this article from the Post-Gazette:
The state DUI statute has a zero-tolerance provision for controlled substances, said David J. Shrager, a Pittsburgh DUI and defense attorney.
Mercedes Dollson, 21, of California, who was riding in the backseat, also was charged with possession, Kohlhepp said. All three were “cooperative and polite,” he added.
Pennsylvania court records indicate Bell previously has been charged with only two summary traffic violations. Shrager said that since Bell’s record only contains those violations and he’s a first-time DUI offender, he “most likely” would be eligible for accelerated rehabilitative disposition (ARD).
If admitted, Bell would have to comply with its requirements, including paying fines and court costs, losing his license for 60 days and taking highway-safety classes, said Shrager, who does not represent any of the parties. With a clean record in a probationary period, the charges could be withdrawn and his record expunged.