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Bernie Kosar Refused Breathalyzer, Blamed Football Injuries for Failed Test

The legendary quarterback said he couldn't perform field sobriety tests because he had a "line that couldn't block."

Former Browns QB Bernie Kosar was charged with speeding and drunken driving. Credit: Solon Police Department
Former Browns QB Bernie Kosar was charged with speeding and drunken driving. Credit: Solon Police Department
Former Cleveland Browns Bernie Kosar quarterback refused a breathalyzer test when he was pulled over for speeding on Sunday, Sept. 29, according to Solon Police.

When asked by the officer who pulled him over to take the portable breath test he replied that he was told "never to take those," according to the report.

Kosar was pulled over for going 74 MPH in a 50 MPH zone. When the officer asked for his license, he handed him two credit cards with his name on them. When asked again, he pointed at the cards as though he already supplied them.

The officer asked if Kosar had been drinking and he answered that he was "helping a friend out tonight." The report noted the smell of alcohol coming from the car and Kosar's slurred speech.

Kosar tried to recite the alphabet from "E" to "W." He responded: E, F, G, P, L, M, N, O, Q and "from there it trailed on with more letters that were not correct and ended at X," according to the police report.

The officer asked Kosar if he had any problems that would prevent him from taking a field sobriety test. Kosar said he had many surgeries on his knees and ankles because he had a "line that couldn't block." 

Kosar was charged with drunken driving after he was stopped for speeding on Sunday, Sept. 29 around 2:45 a.m. on US 422 in Solon.

Kosar refused a breathalyzer test and failed the field sobriety test. He was released after posting a $500 bond.

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