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Colt Brennan formally charged with drunken driving

By Rosemarie Bernardo

LAST UPDATED: 12:42 a.m. HST, Sep 01, 2012

Former University of Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan was charged on Friday with drunken driving after he was pulled over by a police officer in Kailua last month. 

Police arrested Brennan on July 25 for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol and promoting a dangerous drug in the third-degree. His blood-alcohol content was .17, more than twice the legal threshold for drunk driving of .08. Brennan was released the following day pending investigation.

The prosecutor's office said it did not pursue drug possession charges against Brennan because the state could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the cocaine residue found in a plastic packet in the car belonged to him.

At about 11:26 p.m. on July 25, a police officer observed a maroon Chevrolet Cruze operated by Brennan, 29, traveling northbound at a high rate of speed on Kalanianaole Highway, passing the Kapaa Quarry Road intersection.

The officer pulled him over on Kailua Road just before Uluoa Street. According to a police report, Brennan had red, bloodshot eyes and his speech was slightly slurred. The officer also reported that he could smell a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and that Brennan’s balance was unsteady when he exited the vehicle. 

Brennan told the officer he was driving to a friend’s house in Hauula. When he was placed under arrest after failing the sobriety field and breathalyzer test, another responding officer drove the rental car to a nearby 7-Eleven parking lot on Kailua Road.

When the officer opened the driver door, he saw a small green transparent cellophane bag containing a white powdery substance between the driver’s door and seat, according to the report. The rental car also had a strong odor of marijuana.

Brennan’s driver’s license was revoked for a year following his arrest.

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whs1966 wrote:
Some people will say that Colt is a good boy who needs some love and understanding. Yes, he needs some love--tough love--after being coddled for years with fans and members of the media blowing smoke up his hind end telling him that he's the greatest quarterback ever to play the game. Sorry, but he's had his chances. He obviously didn't learn a thing from the horrendous drunken driving accident on the Big Island. The judge should throw the book at him.
on August 31,2012 | 04:54PM
NotNasti wrote:
Uhhh, regarding the Big Island accident, he wasn't driving, and his girlfriend, who was driving, wasn't drunk or on drugs.
on August 31,2012 | 05:40PM
Pareidolic wrote:
Next time read more carefully, whs1966 didn't say he was driving. And just because he was a passenger doesn't mean he can't learn from the accident.
on August 31,2012 | 05:52PM
busterb wrote:
Man you're like Romney spewing stories based on a sliver of facts. Yeah he was there... Uhhhhh, facts pau...
on August 31,2012 | 05:49PM
loio wrote:
romney's way more correct with the facts than obama and the regressives
on August 31,2012 | 06:39PM
Bean808 wrote:
If you really believe that I'll sell you the SA
on August 31,2012 | 06:45PM
kainalu wrote:
Can't leave the kid alone, eh? How many other DUIs have there been since Colt's arrest and why haven't their names and pictures been plastered all over the news for days on end? Whatever.
on August 31,2012 | 04:56PM
aomohoa wrote:
More people doing it doesn't make it ok, whether you hear about it or not.
on August 31,2012 | 05:32PM
hvagd1 wrote:
Exactly. He has a track record. Anyone's decision to get behind a wheel in that condition, and per HPD report, "travel at a high rate of speed", deserves what's coming to him. whs1966 tells it like it is. Brennan could have used his platform as the noted QB, and all the media hype that came his way, to project a positive image of himself... Oh, guess whoever was riding with him forgot to take the "toot" in the plastic package before they got out of the car.....
on August 31,2012 | 05:46PM
kainalu wrote:
So just adjudicating the case and letting it run it's course isn't good enough? We feel a need to drag Colt's name through the mud? One arrest, and he's been on the front page 3 or 4 times as a result of it, the reports coming for as many days.
on August 31,2012 | 06:29PM
Anonymous wrote:
If you have a problem with his name being mentioned in the newspapers, go talk to the SA. It is what it is. I make comments on this forum just like everyone else. Drag his name through the mud? I'm NOT a proponent of someone getting behind the wheel AND put others at risk, no matter who they are. He shows up on this forum BECAUSE of who he is, due to the GLAMORIZATION by the media for what he did on the football field and everyone jumped on that bandwagon. His exposure in the media is all his doing...it's all catching up...
on August 31,2012 | 07:06PM
olos73 wrote:
If he didn't want his name dragged "through the mud," he should've THOUGHT first of what he was doing. DUI AND with drugs in his car. Maybe wasn't his, but, doubt it. Green made a deal with prosecutor. Like what @loio said, if was somebody else's son, he would be charged. Maybe his name kept him from getting that on his record. Lucky, eh?
on August 31,2012 | 07:35PM
sak wrote:
The original report mentioned being stopped for going 10 mph over the posted limits. 8 mph maybe ok but 10's a no-no
on August 31,2012 | 08:16PM
loio wrote:
"drag his name through the mud?". If my son was caught driving THAT loaded with a "white substance" in the care, I'm thinking he wouldn't get this kind of kid gloves.
on August 31,2012 | 06:40PM
Bean808 wrote:
Colt nows a real chance to do something positive with your life.
on August 31,2012 | 06:44PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Time to move on
on August 31,2012 | 08:53PM
aomohoa wrote:
He should be forced to go into a drug and alcohol rehap program!
on August 31,2012 | 09:14PM
daniwitz13 wrote:
Punish, punish, punish. Somebody else of course, NOT me or my own. They deserve it, I don't mentality. In the SA today by a research team, that Chimpanzees do NOT seek punishment for offenses done to others, but Humans do this. They seem to get a high bringing others low. If they say Brennan needs to go to sober up classes, then most here need to go to benevolent classes. Where is the Aloha that people only say but do NOT do. Or is Aloha only for the squeaky clean? One reason that Locals here stay where they are with their fake Aloha. Alamehe (?) Pity.
on August 31,2012 | 09:57PM
kvlogic wrote:
If he was headed into Kailua when he was noticed by the officer and pulled over near the 7-Eleven, how is it that he was supposedly headed to Hauula? What, he was gonna drive into Kailua, go down Oneawa, back out on Saddle Road, into Kaneohe and then out to the Eastside? That's a serious misdirection play. Maybe he should have just told the officer he was dropping a friend off at the airport.
on August 31,2012 | 11:54PM
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