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Jerry Sandusky's son Jon Sandusky has been arrested for DUI. It happened after police in Fargo, North Dakota, pulled over Jon Sandusky, the Cleveland Browns' director of player personnel, for performing an illegal turn early Thursday.
According to TMZ, officers suspected Sandusky was intoxicated, and after he allegedly refused a Breathalyzer, Sandusky was run through a field sobriety test... which he failed.
The younger -- and less notorious -- Sandusky is now facing a drunken driving charge.
Details of Sandusky's Alleged DUI
Jon Sandusky, 36, is not doing a great job of keeping the Sandusky name out of the papers, although Jon's alleged DUI is a bit less egregious than Jerry's crimes. According to The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Sandusky was pulled over about 1:50 a.m. Tuesday for making an illegal turn.
Police had reasonable suspicion to pull Sandusky over for the traffic violation, and when the Fargo officers approached Sandusky, they had reason to believe he was intoxicated.
Sandusky then refused a request by officers to take a Breathalyzer, which left him no choice but to participate in a field sobriety test (FST).
It is unclear how Sandusky performed on each portion of the FST. But given that officers arrested and booked him for DUI, he apparently did not perform well enough to pass.
What's Next for Sandusky?
By refusing a Breathalyzer, Sandusky violated North Dakota's implied consent law for Breathalyzer tests. Anyone who refuses to take a Breathalyzer in North Dakota can have his or her license automatically suspended for one year, and Sandusky is no exception.
Unlike his brother Matt, Jon has not changed his named to separate himself from his father's lascivious legacy. So if Jon doesn't make his next court date, people will be hearing the name "Sandusky" a lot more in relation to criminal court.
Meanwhile, a Cleveland Browns spokesman told The Plain Dealer that they were "aware of the situation and currently working to gather facts."
Best not to let any possible Sandusky criminal matter go uninvestigated.
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