Patriots Wideout Michael Floyd Caught on Tape Passed Out Behind the Wheel in DUI Arrest Video


Former Arizona Cardinals and current New England Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd was arrested for driving under the influence on the early morning of Dec. 12 in Scottsdale, AZ. Now, the Scottsdale police have released the body cam-video of the incident, which shows Floyd passed out behind the wheel.

The footage shows an officer knocking on the driver’s side window of Floyd’s car, in an attempt to wake him. It took several tries before Floyd finally opened his eyes.

When he awoke, he was given instructions by the officers — which he struggled to comply with. First he was ordered to unlock his door. He instead rolled down his window. Then, the officers told him to turn off his car. He did not do so. Then he was instructed to keep his hands on the steering wheel. He did so only sporadically.

Eventually, Floyd exited the vehicle and sat down on a nearby curb.

“Why you gotta be like that?” Floyd said twice.

“Because you can’t listen,” an officer said.

According to the officers on the tape, Floyd’s car had been stopped at a traffic light for two full cycles. An officer asked Floyd where he thought he was. Floyd gave a location.

“Not even close,” the officer said.

According to TMZ, Floyd admitted to drinking wine, but it was unclear where or how much he drank. At one point, Floyd reportedly told the officers he’d been drinking on the Cardinals’ team plane.

The Cardinals released Floyd two days after the incident. He was promptly signed by New England.

“We’re aware of the situation that came up earlier in the week,” said Patriots coach Bill Belichick, according to NESN. “We’ll let that legal situation play itself out. But really we’ll just see how it goes.”

Watch above, via TMZ.

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