Ex Chicago Bear, Cedric Benson, Ordered to Get Alcohol Igition Lock After DUI Arrests
Cedric Benson, The Chicago Bear's first round draft choice in 2005, has been ordered to install an alcohol ignition interlock device as a condition of his bail release on DUI charges.
Prosecutors say that the court order is a common pre-trial stipulation for anyone facing multiple DUI charges, and does not indicate guilt or innocence. Benson faces alcohol related charges stemming from a drunken boating arrest on Lake Travis (where he also faces charges of evading arrest) and a June DUI traffic arrest in Austin.
Benson must install the device within 72 hours. Alcohol ignition interlock devices, once installed, prevent an impaired driver from even starting a car.
The Bears released Benson after his second DUI arrest.
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