Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver was arrested for driving while intoxicated and unlawfully carrying a weapon on May 16 but those charges were dropped on Wednesday.
Oliver’s attorney Gary Patterson said that the charges are being dismissed by the district attorney in Montgomery County because of “lack of evidence” in the case against Oliver.
“The blood results came back and they were totally negative,” Patterson said via FOX 26 sports director Mark Berman. “He has no drugs at all in his system. So everybody know it’s not the attorney that’s getting him off. They had no evidence.”
On the night of the incident, a motorist called 9-1-1 on a driver in a white Ford Super Duty pickup truck with a “dune buggy” on the back to alert police that the driver of the vehicle was failing to maintain a lane and was driving dangerously in a 45 mile-per-hour construction zone. Oliver had a beer between his legs when he was pulled over by police and was then asked to submit to a sobriety test.
Since Oliver apparently didn’t have any drugs in his system the weapons charge is dismissed with the DWI charge, per his attorney.
“It gets automatically dismissed because it’s only illegal to have a pistol in your vehicle if you’re intoxicated or if you get charged with another criminal act,” Patterson said. “So when then DWI is dismissed, it’s not illegal to have a pistol with you.”
Now y’all go back and read this article knowing that all my blood work came back clean!!!but I had a beer can between my legs get the f*** out of here how does a 5’8 officer se inside a window above his head anyway ? how do 5 cop cars show up before I take a sobriety test huh? https://t.co/ITKSdaUz8I
— Ed Oliver (@Edoliver_11) July 22, 2020
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) July 22, 2020