The son of Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Dan Marino was arrested for DUI last week in Florida with a blood alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit, police said.
Michael Marino, 30, was pulled over by police less than half a mile from his home in Fort Lauderdale at about 1:30 a.m. Friday after running a stop sign in his 2016 Ford SUV and causing two cars traveling west on Broward Boulevard to “brake suddenly and hard to avoid a traffic crash,” according to an arrest report obtained by the Miami Herald.
An officer “immediately noticed Marino had bloodshot, glassy eyes and an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his person and the interior” of his SUV, according to the arrest report. Marino’s speech was also “slurred,” and he was slow to react or respond to the responding officer’s commands.
Marino — who works as a professional DJ as “DJ One Trey,” a reference to his father’s uniform number for the Miami Dolphins and the University of Pittsburgh — then failed a field DUI test and refused to partake in additional screenings. He also initially refused a breath test that later measured his blood alcohol content at .209 and .210, or nearly three times the legal limit of .08, according to the arrest report.
Marino, who was diagnosed with autism in 1991, posted $1,500 bond on Friday and entered a not guilty plea Tuesday to driving under the influence and driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level higher than .15, the Miami Herald reports.
Marino is a member of the board of directors for the Dan Marino Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with autism and other developmental disabilities. Marino’s father launched the charitable group in 1992 with his wife, Claire, after their son’s diagnosis, according to its website.
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