Cardinals general manager Steve Keim was cited for driving under the influence Wednesday in Chandler, Arizona, the team announced Saturday.
Police body camera footage offers new details about the arrest of Arizona Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim, who was pulled over July 4 on suspicion of driving while under the influence.
A Chandler police report released Tuesday claimed that Keim misidentified himself as the team’s director of security when he was arrested July 4 on suspicion of DUI.
But police on Wednesday walked back that assertion after viewing footage from the officer’s body-worn camera. In a statement, the department said the officer would correct the police record.
“After reviewing the BWC (body-worn camera) footage, Mr. Keim stated that a person by the name of (Shawn Kinsey) was their director of security and that he worked for the Arizona Cardinals,” the statement said.
Footage shows Keim’s vehicle drifting between lanes and nearly striking a curb after making a left turn at an intersection.
The officer said he first noticed Keim swerving between lanes while driving behind him and saw Keim speed past when the officer turned into Chuparosa Park after which the officer turned around and accelerated to catch up.
The officer accused Keim of attempting to lose him in traffic.
When asked how much he drank that evening, Keim told the officer he had two beers. The officer says “Just two?”
Keim then tells the officer about a director of security for the Cardinals, Shawn Kinsey. In the police report issued Tuesday, an officer said that Keim
The officer says “All right,” before telling Keim to stay in the vehicle before returning to his squad car.
But it appears the officer misheard the name “Sean McKenzie,” a Chandler police officer who died in 2014. In the video, the officer mutters “Sean McKenzie” while typing on his computer.
About 15 minutes go by and another officer shows up. The first officer tells him what happened.
The second officer has Keim exit the vehicle and asks him to have his eyes follow the tip of a pen without moving his head. That officer then tells Keim to form two fists and press them underneath his chin to prevent his head from moving after Keim moves his head during two instances.
The officer then asks Keim to blow into a breathalyzer, which Keim refuses to do.
“No, I’m not going to do that,” Keim tells the officer who then immediately arrests Keim on suspicion of DUI.
That officer then places two handcuffs on Keim due to his wide build and takes him to the Chandler Police Department for blood testing.
Keim was cited and released later that morning.
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