Randy Moss Retains Driving Privileges
Oct. 11, 2002
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss will not lose his driving privileges for refusing a drug and alcohol test last month, his attorneys said Thursday.
Moss was arrested Sept. 24 after allegedly pushing a traffic officer with his car in downtown Minneapolis. He has been charged with five petty misdemeanors or misdemeanors, including possession of a small amount of marijuana.
The receiver's attorneys said the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and the state Attorney General's office determined there was no probable cause for police to request the drug and alcohol test.
Ed Cohen, an attorney for Moss, said police officers didn't give the receiver a sobriety test when he was arrested, suggesting that officers didn't suspect he was under the influence. Consequently, there was no probable cause to ask Moss for the test after he went to jail, Cohen said.
A pretrial hearing for Moss is scheduled for Oct. 30 in Hennepin County.