Details emerge from Denard Robinson DUI arrest

Michigan football had two unfortunate incidents take place this offseason where staffers were fired after being arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The first was a newly-hired defensive line coach in Greg Scruggs who came to Ann Arbor from Wisconsin, but the other one was a more familiar name.

Former Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson has always been a fan favorite and even more so when he came back to his alma mater to work in the recruiting department under Jim Harbaugh. But his tenure under Sherrone Moore was cut short when he was arrested this spring, asleep at the wheel. And new details have emerged, as revealed by MLive’s Aaron McMann.

McMann got the arrest report via a Freedom of Information Act request, and it doesn’t look good for Robinson.

Robinson was allegedly driving east in the left lane on the divided roadway when he lost control of his black 2023 Jeep Wagoneer, left the road and crashed into a street sign. No injuries were reported.

When a police officer responded to the scene at 3:05 a.m., fire officials were already attempting to extricate Robinson from the vehicle. Before they could smash open the rear passenger window, “Robinson became responsive and was able to lower the driver window and turn the vehicle off,” the report reads. “I observed several signs and symptoms of alcohol impairment.”

According to police, Robinson had glassy, bloodshot eyes, smelled of alcohol and had difficulty answering basic questions. He struggled with field sobriety tests and refused a preliminary breath test on scene — prompting the arrest that led to the eventual departure from his six-figure job at Michigan.

Robinson reportedly had a blood-alcohol level of 0.158 and was found asleep at the wheel after crashing into a sign on Eisenhower Blvd. west of State St. According to the police report, Robinson smelled strongly of alcohol and believed that he had parked legally and had not crashed.

He is being charged with a misdemeanor and is set to be arraigned on July 15.

Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire

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