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NFL star with a prior record pleads guilty to DUI and hitting a cop car -- gets a light sentence

Mike Opelka
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 03: Former New York Giants player Lawrence Taylor waves to the crowd prior to their game against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium on November 3, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Giants’ Lawrence Taylor, who has a record for soliciting prostitutes and having sex with a minor, was just sentenced for driving under the influence. He popped .082 percent blood alcohol content, which is above the legal limit in Florida, a full five hours after being pulled over.

He was apprehended after sideswiping a police car and a motorhome. Taylor has been asked to pay around $1500 in fines and court fees, enroll in DUI courses, do 75 hours of community service, and install an ignition interlock on his car.

An interlock prevents one from starting their car until they blow into a device. It is akin to the breathalyzer police give persons suspected of drunk driving, but attached to a car’s ignition.

Mike Opelka was floored at how little punishment Taylor received, considering his record. On today’s “Pure Opelka,” he suggested the rest of us might not come out so unscathed.

To see more from Mike, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pure Opelka” weekdays 7–10 p.m. ET & Saturdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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