Ron Minegar, the Arizona Cardinals executive vice president and chief operating officer, was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Chandler on Saturday night, Chandler, Arizona, police said.
Minegar was stopped around 11:30 p.m. near Pecos Road and Arizona Avenue for speeding, failure to drive within one lane of traffic, and driving within the bicycle lane, police said.
After further investigation, Minegar was arrested on suspicion of DUI, police said.
Minegar was cited and released, police said. The investigation is ongoing.
The Cardinals released the following statement regarding Minegar:
“Ron Minegar’s actions last night are inexcusable. He made the decision to drive after drinking alcohol and is fortunate that he was pulled over before injuring anyone or himself. According to MADD, drunk driving results in almost 11,000 deaths per year and is the number one cause of fatalities on roadways. We fully recognize the seriousness of these actions and they will have serious consequences.”
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