After suffering a stroke, Pitt defensive end Rori Blair has returned to the football field. However, Blair is also facing charges of driving under the influence of a drug at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour in an incident earlier this year.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, Rori Blair, 20, has been charged with driving under the influence, driving at an unsafe speed and other related charges.
State Police clocked Blair driving at 117 mph in a 55 mph speed limit area located near the Fort Pitt Bridge at approximately 3:30 a.m. on March 15.
Troopers pulled Blair’s vehicle over and when approaching the vehicle, the trooper “detected a strong odor of marijuana” coming from Blair’s breath. The trooper also indicated that Blair also had blood shot glassy eyes at the time of the traffic stop.
Blair was taken by police to UPMC Mercy hospital for a blood test. The lab results indicated that Blair’s blood had tested positive for cannabinoids.
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said he knew about the March stop “right away” because Blair came and talked to him shortly after police stopped him.
The charge of DUI does not just apply to driving under the influence of alcohol. It can also apply if you are driving under the influence of illegal and legal drugs as well.
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