Somehow This Excuse Did Not Get A Drunk MLS Player Out Of A DUI Charge
Orlando City Soccer Club player Cyle Larin was arrested early Thursday for driving under the influence after police pulled him over for driving on the wrong side of the road.
When asked why he was driving on the left side of the road, Larin told the trooper he didn’t know he was breaking the law because he’s from Canada. Despite that excuse, Larin was arrested after blowing a .179 and a .182 in a sobriety test, both more than two times the .08 legal limit, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
You can watch the full arrest video on the Orlando Sentinel’s report.
The Florida Highway Patrol stopped the 22-year-old soccer player just in time, preventing a potential head-on collision with another car, as can be seen in footage from a dashcam. When the trooper asked whether or not Larin had been drinking he first denied doing so, but eventually admitted to having two or three drinks.
The Canadian soccer player was taken to the Orange County Jail, where he has since been let out on bond.
He will be subject to assessment by the MLS’ Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program doctors as a result of the event and will not be allowed to participate in any team competition or activity until the assessment is complete.