Indianapolis Colts Star Tackled by Indiana DUI

Dominic Rhodes of the Indianapolis Colts was arrested around 3:00 am and charged with suspicion of Indiana DUI. One of the stars in last month’s SuperBowl, Rhodes was stopped in far northwest Indianapolis for speeding in his truck. He was reportedly cooperative with state troopers during the DUI arrest and, after being held overnight, he was released on his own recognizance.

A scheduled arraignment was postponed until next week after the arresting officer did not file completed paperwork with prosecutors.

Rhodes, 28, has been charged with a Class A misdemeanor, which could include a range of no jail time to one year behind bars. According to his Indiana DUI defense attorney, a first-time conviction usually results in probation, payment of a fine and mandatory alcohol awareness/abuse treatment.

The president of the Colts organization, Bill Polian, said Rhodes would be subject to the football league’s substance abuse policy. A six-year veteran of the NFL, Rhodes has rushed for 2,274 yards in his career. He started all 16 regular season games in 2006 for the Colts and rushed for more than 100 yeards in the Colts’ victory over the Chicago Bears in SuperBowl XLII. Rhodes becomes a free agent when his contract expires next week.

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