Former Vikings from Minnesota, Everson Griffen, the edge rusher, was charged with a fourth-degree DWI on Saturday morning after being pulled over in Chanhassen. The court-provided document said that a Deputy from the Carver County Sheriff’s Office arrested Everson Griffen on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. after a chase on Powers Boulevard.
One of the reports said that after witnessing the “reckless and erratic” driving, the deputy activated the sirens and turned the emergency lights on, and chased the vehicle, but the car continued to move at “a high rate of speed.” The deputy said that the driver was illegally passing vehicles while he tried to stop him, who he later identified as Griffen.
The car pulled over eventually, and they took a field sovereignty test. The incident report mentioned that Everson Griffen “performed poorly” in the field sobriety test. The court document mentioned that he had a 0.99 breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) during the preliminary breath test. The next sample that was taken in the Carver County Jail had a breath control concentration of 0.09 DMT.
The deputy mentioned in the report that his eyes were “very bloodshot, watery, and glassy,” and his breath had a faint smell of alcohol. The documents that were provided by the court had Griffen’s statement that he gave the deputy. It said that Everson Griffen was coming from a casino to the grand opening of a restaurant. Everson Griffen had been with the Vikings for almost 11 seasons and has the fourth-most career sacks in the history of the franchise. He had always been a preacher for mental health from the time he posted on Instagram back in December 2021 that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
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