Sports

Drunk Dolphin Ronnie Brown Almost Hit an Oncoming Vehicle

Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown's blood alcohol level was almost twice the legal limit when he was arrested for DUI last weekend in suburban Atlanta. Now reports suggest the football player lied to police and narrowly missed a head-on collision with another vehicle. 


Brown was driving his 2006 black BMW home from Café Red Train, the only club in Cobb County that is allowed to stay open until 4 a.m. The Sun-Sentinel reports the bar touts its $3 drink specials and "live modeling and dancing shows." There were other people in the car with Brown.


Brown was driving 50 to 60 mph in a 35 mph zone, and after speeding through a blind curve, he narrowly missed an oncoming vehicle. 

He took two BAC breath tests, the lower of which came in at .154. That's close to twice the legal limit in Georgia. 

He told police he was struggling with his sobriety test because he had foot surgery six weeks ago. However, he also told cops he went for a run with his supposedly healing feet earlier in the day, and previous reports show that Brown's surgery occurred last November. 

KEEP MIAMI NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Kyle Munzenrieder