One University of Iowa football player made an embarrassing mistake that led to his arrest after a night of partying on July 21.
Brady Reiff, the 22-year-old football star, was allegedly having drinks in Iowa City. Finding himself rather intoxicated at about 2 A.M., the suspect reportedly tried to order an Uber ride to carry him back home. Reiff walked outside and mistook a nearby police cruiser for his ride-sharing vehicle.
He attempted to open the passenger door but noticed there was another person inside the car, so he tried to get into the backseat of the police cruiser. Stunned, officers questioned Reiff about his intentions. He replied that he was trying to get a ride home. According to the police report, Reiff made it clear that he thought it was the officer’s job to bring him home. Police asked the suspect if he believed the police car was an Uber vehicle to which he responded, “yes.” Police realized the suspect was very intoxicated, so they ordered a field breathalyzer test.
Reiff was found to have a blood alcohol level of .204, so he was arrested for public intoxication at around 2:45 A.M. His blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit allowed for driving. Police agree he made the right decision to order an Uber rather than drive, but he clearly drank way too much to function properly. He was transported to the Johnson County Jail where he was later released. The football player’s coach, Kirk Ferentz, has confirmed that the player has been suspended from participating in Iowa’s season opener game.