Monday, July 27, 2015
Former Colts Quarterback Tested Four Times Legal Limit, Threatened To Kill Arresting Officer Police Claim
A portable breathalyzer test administered to former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jack Trudeau during a traffic stop Sunday night for suspicion of drunk driving tested almost four times over the legal limit according to a probable cause affidavit filed by the Zionsville Police Department. That same police report claims Trudeau, 52, threatened to kill the arresting police officer according to the Indianapolis Star.
The portable breath test registered a 0.31 blood-alcohol content, enough to kill a person from alcohol poisoning, but it was considered a poor sample. Trudeau refused to consent to a blood-drawn test and became belligerent towards the officer as he was being transported to the Boone County jail. The police report claimed Trudeau told the officer he was a celebrity and had powerful friends and attorneys.
Trudeau faces several charges, including intimidation of a police officer (Class 6 felony), public intoxication (Class B misdemeanor), operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person (Class A misdemeanor), operating a vehicle while intoxicated (Class C misdemeanor), open containers in passenger compartment (Class B infraction), disregarding a police officer (Class C infraction) and disregarding automatic signal (Class C infraction).
This isn't Trudeau's first brush with the law. In 1987, Trudeau was arrested for striking a police officer during a brawl in a downtown Indianapolis bar. In 1990, he was arrested in Hamilton County for operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content of 0.19 and later pleaded guilty to that charge. In 2007, he was accused of hosting a graduation party at his home where alcohol was furnished to minors. He later pleaded guilty to a Class C infraction and paid a $2,500 fine.