If you’re looking to impress your new professional football team, you may want to do it on the field and not by being arrested for a DWI. The NFL, also known as the National Football League…can also mean “Not For Long” as in the case of Victor Hampton, a 22 year old defensive back for the Baltimore Ravens, who was pulled over by the North Carolina Highway Patrol in Charlotte. All of Hampton’s infractions, including the DWI, speeding, reckless driving, and open container charges, will undoubtedly lead to higher auto insurance rates, but they’ll probably also result in the suspension of his driving privileges.
Furthermore, not only was Hampton cut by the Ravens, due to the DWI, before playing a single game for the team, but the NFL frowns on such behavior and will likely respond by suspending the player for violating the league’s substance abuse rules. Needless to say, Hampton’s unwise decision to drive while impaired and recklessly speeding though Charlotte could cost him a pretty penny in more ways than one.
According to investigators, a state trooper clocked Hampton, behind the wheel of a convertible Camaro with two other male passengers, traveling at 100 mph in a 55 mph zone on Interstate 77 north near Westinghouse Boulevard at approximately 12:26 a.m. The trooper conducted a DWI investigation and determined that Hampton had a blood-alcohol level of 0.10, which is above North Carolina’s legal limit of 0.08. He was taken into custody and booked into the Mecklenburg County jail where he later posted bond.
Any driver convicted of Hampton’s charges faces a certain future of high risk auto insurance. And, getting away from the sr-22 insurance label can often take quite some time and requires improving your past driving habits, not to mention waiting for the DWI to come off your driving record.
Records indicate that Hampton attended two high schools in Charlotte; Butler High School during his freshman year and Independence High School during his junior year, before moving to South Carolina. Those same records also show that Hampton has a history of being dismissed from teams throughout his career as a football player, including getting kicked off the South Carolina football team for breaking unspecified team rules. He was later reinstated.
Apparently, per an ESPN report, he was arrested for underage drinking in Feb. 2010 and again arrested in April 2014, following an alleged dispute with his sister. Unfortunately, Hampton may find it difficult to get an NFL team to overlook his past…as well as getting a car insurance company to insure him.
Don’t let a DWI or a combination of other traffic violations ruin your chances of getting low cost auto insurance in South Carolina or anywhere else. Keep your driving record clean by not drinking and driving as well as obeying speed and other traffic laws.
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