Michigan Operating While Visibly Impaired

U of M Football Player Enters Plea

Graham Glasgow, the 21-year-old offensive lineman for the University of Michigan’s football team, was arrested for drunk driving on March 15th of this year. He was initially scheduled for a pretrial hearing on June 2nd, before 15th District Judge Joseph Burke. But on that day his attorney, John Shea, requested a two-week adjournment as a result of “housekeeping matter.”

On June 16th, Glasgow and his attorney returned to Ann Arbor’s 15th District Court, where Glasgow entered a guilty plea that waives his right to a trial, but offers a lesser charge of operating a vehicle while visibly impaired. This charge is a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 93 days in jail, and a possible $350 fine.

While in court, Glasgow talked about the events that leading to his arrest. He claimed to have started drinking at around 4 pm, and consuming between 10 and 12 beers. He then took a nap for about an hour and a half, and then drove to downtown Ann Arbor with some friends for a pizza.

An officer in the downtown area saw an SUV with a young woman hanging out of the passenger window, who was later identified as Michigan volleyball player Alexa Dannemiller. Several other passengers were also in the vehicle, a few even sitting unrestrained in the rear trunk area with the hatch open.

The judge released Glasgow on a $1,000 personal-recognizance bond, but was very stern with him about his conditions. He is forbidden to leave the state without the court’s permission, and may not under any circumstances consume any alcohol.

Glasgow requested permission from the judge to leave the state for the purposes of visiting his parents, who live Aurora, Illinois, from June 18th to 23rd. Burke granted the request, but again warned him about his use of alcohol. “If you get caught drinking,” Burke admonished him, “consider that a very serious violation!”

Glasgow is scheduled for sentencing at 10 am on July 14th.

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