Kindle avoids jail for DWI arrest

Posted May 11, 2011 @ 2:49 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Ravens OLB Sergio Kindle avoided jail time for his DWI arrest, but he was sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation. The judge hearing the case warned Kindle that any violation of his probation will earn him a year in jail, according to the Carroll County (Md.) Times.

Kindle was arrested after speeding and swerving his Cadillac on Dec. 26, 2010. Upon being pulled over, he was given a breathalyzer test and had a blood-alcohol content of 0.17. He is likely going to be subject to suspension upon the completion of the NFL's lockout for breaking the league's substance-abuse policy.

"He's delighted with the judge's sentence," Kindle's lawyer, Warren Alperstein, said to the newspaper. "He is eager to put this behind him, but certainly recognizes the need to continue to address the issues that caused him to be here."

Kindle missed all of his rookie season after suffering a hairline fracture of his skull when he fell down two flights of stairs last July, days before training camp.