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Floyd plea agreement expected soon

Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Irish receiver Michael Floyd is expected to enter a plea agreement with the state over his drunken driving charges in the next few weeks, the South Bend Tribune reported Tuesday.

Attorney William Stanley appeared in court Tuesday for Floyd to request the court date be moved again, the Tribune reported.

Floyd’s maximum sentence could be up to one year in the St. Joseph County Jail and a $5,000 fine, but his lawyer said the plea agreement would most likely lessen those terms.

Floyd was arrested March 20 on campus after he was pulled over by the Notre Dame Security Police near the intersection of Angela Boulevard and Notre Dame Avenue for running a stop sign. Floyd failed three field sobriety tests and was then administered a breathalyzer test, which recorded .19 grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. Indiana’s legal driving limit is 0.08.