Police say former UH star drunk during arrest

Published On: Jul 31 2012 07:20:18 PM HST   Updated On: Jul 31 2012 09:59:42 PM HST

Colt Brennan went to the Sugar Bowl as a star University of Hawaii quarterback, but last week he went to jail as a suspected drunken driver.

The latest report showed Colt Brennan was behind the wheel with more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

Last Wednesday shortly before midnight, a Honolulu police officer spotted a car speeding down the Pali Highway toward Kailua. At the wheel of a rental car was former professional quarterback Brennen.

According to one report, at the intersection with Kailua Road, the officer pulled up next to the rental car and turned on his lights and sirens to get Brennan's attention. It didn't work, so the officer ended up pulling him over down the road.
That was when the officer saw Brennan's eyes were red and watery, his speech slightly slurred and he had a strong odor of alcohol.

According to police, during a field sobriety test Brennan was "unsteady on his feet" and swaying while standing on one leg. He also had to raise his arms to balance himself.

According to his attorney Michael Green, Brennan also had trouble keeping a balance in his life as his hopes for a professional football career came to an end. "There was so much going on in a young mind, so much unhappiness and sadness," said Green.

Last Wednesday, Brennan recorded a blood alcohol content of .17 which was more than twice the legal limit. During the intoxilyzer test, the operator said Brennan was "talkative but verbally and visibly upset."

There may be more legal troubles for the former football star. Officers also reported a white, powdery drug-like substance was found in the rental car, but his attorney says there are even bigger issues than the legal ones for Brennan.

"The important thing for me is to give him a sense of value in his life. Show him that at his age there are some good things out there and to try to get him treatment so he can get better," added Green.

Green said Colt remains in Hawaii but met with professionals to see what medical or substance abuse assistance he needed, and could be heading to the mainland to get help.
Because Brennan was arrested with an alcohol level over the legal limit, at the very least his driving license will be revoked for a year.


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