Initially set for May 18th, Ravens outside linebacker Sergio Kindle’s driving under the influence case has been moved up to Tuesday afternoon. The case was moved up on the docket, according to the Carroll County Times.
After missing his entire rookie season with a fractured skull, Kindle is looking forward to putting the case behind him.
“The main thing is I want to get it over with and figure out what they’re going to do,” Kindle told the Times earlier this spring. “I don’t know how the Maryland law works, but I want to get it behind me and not have to worry about it anymore.”
Kindle’s Breathalyzer was recorded at 0.17, according to a police report. That’s twice the Maryland legal limit of 0.08.
Kindle was pulled over by police at 4:09 a.m., and the second-round draft pick was issued citations for driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to obey traffic control devices and speeding. He was pulled over on Route 1 near Route 32 in Savage and was given a ticket for driving 70 mph in a 55 mph zone.
“First and foremost, I would apologize,” Kindle told the Times following the incident. “I don’t want to put the organization’s name in a negative light due to my actions. I made a mistake by driving. I don’t know what’s going to happen or how they’re going to handle that.”
Kindle said he was driving a friend to the airport. When asked how much he had to drink, Kindle replied: “It wasn’t much, but I guess it was enough. I guess it was enough for me to fail a Breathalyzer.”
Kindle was arrested for DUI while in college and was suspended for three games. In a separate incident, he crashed his car into an apartment building when he was admittedly texting while driving.
Kindle suffered a hairline fracture of his skull a few days before training camp when he fell down two flights of stairs at a friend’s house while searching for the bathroom in a dark house in the middle of the night. His health has improved, though, and the Ravens aren’t ruling out him out for the future.