Cardinals general manager Steve Keim lied about his identity during a DUI stop on July 4, according to a new police report released Tuesday.
Keim, who was cited and released from police custody without being booked into jail, identified himself to a Chandler police officer as the team’s director of security, the Arizona Republic reports.
The police report, obtained by The Arizona Republic, also revealed more details of his arrest and the DUI stop as the report stated his eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred. Keim told officers that he had been “bouncing around” and was leaving a friend’s house, claiming to have had two beers while eating pizza an hour or two before he was stopped, according to the report.
Police first noticed Keim driving fast at 12:12 a.m. on Wednesday, but once he got to the Chandler police station he said that he had been drinking beer since 4 p.m. and had about two IPAs in the hour before driving home.
Arizona Republic also notes that Keim declined to perform several steps in a sobriety test due to a knee injury and would not agree to a breath test. Instead, officers took two vials of his blood to test for blood alcohol content. The results of his test were not completed as of Tuesday morning and could take three months to process, according to police.
The police report also revealed that Keim admitted to a previous DUI arrest and conviction from 1996.
Keim acknowledged the incident and released a statement on July 7 apologizing for his actions.
“I truly regret my incredibly poor judgment and inexcusable actions. Everyone associated with the NFL and its teams is held to a high standard of behavior and I obviously failed to meet that,” the statement read. “I sincerely apologize to our organization and its fans as well as to my family. I accept full responsibility for my actions and hold myself completely accountable. Moving forward, I will take the steps to ensure that I never put myself or the Cardinals in this type of situation again.”