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Chandler police release arrest report for Cardinals GM accused o

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CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Chandler police have released the arrest report for Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim, who was arrested for DUI.

Police say Keim was arrested the morning of July 4 after a traffic stop and was released from custody later in the day.

The DUI charge is a misdemeanor.

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According to the police report, Keim was driving a black, Ford F150 Raptor “at a high rate of speed” just before he was pulled over near Ambrosia Drive and Yellowstone Way in Chandler.

The sergeant said he could “smell the odor of an intoxicating beverage coming from the vehicle,” according to the police report.

When asked about his identity, Keim told them his name but said “he was the director of security for the Arizona Cardinals,” stated the police report. He also told police he had “two beers.”

In the report, the officer states that Keim told him that “he was ‘bouncing around’ and came from a friend of his. He told me he had two beer [sic] between one to two hours prior and ate them with pizza. Steven denied any medication or drug use. I asked Steven to step out of the vehicle, which he did. I could smell the odor of an intoxicating beverage coming from Steven’s breath and I observed Steven’s eyes to be bloodshot and watery. I also noticed a slight slur to Steven’s voice as he spoke to me. Once out of the vehicle, Steven told me he had a bad knee and could not participate in
any tests.”

During a field sobriety test, the report continues: “Steven was unable to follow the stimulus without moving his head twice. I asked him to hold his head still using his fists. Once Steven was able to keep his head still I observed 6 of 6 clues. During the test, I observed a heavy sway as Steven followed the stimulus.”

Police cay Keim refused to provide a preliminary breath sample. But his blood was later drawn.

The police report concludes: “Steven displayed signs and symptoms of impairment and admitted to drinking alcohol prior to
driving.”

[SPECIAL SECTION: Arizona Cardinals]

The Cardinals released the following statement on Saturday after Keim’s arrest,

“We are aware of the incident on Wednesday involving Steve Keim,” the Cardinals organization said in a statement. “He fully recognizes the seriousness of the situation and that this type of behavior is unacceptable and inexcusable.”

“Steve immediately alerted the team who in turn reported it to the NFL as required under the league’s Personal Conduct Policy. We are continuing to gather information and will handle the matter appropriately and in accordance with all league policies as well as within the legal system.”

Keim released the following statement regarding his arrest on Saturday morning as well.

“I truly regret my incredibly poor judgment and inexcusable actions,” Keim said in a statement released by the team. “Everyone associated with the NFL and its teams is held to a high standard of behavior and I obviously failed to meet that. 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.”

Keim first joined the Cardinals as a college scout in 1999. He was promoted to the general manager role in 2013. 

He recently concluded his 19th season with the organization and fifth as the team’s general manager.

Keim’s teams have gone 49-30-1 since he became GM, the seventh best winning percentage in the NFL during that time.

Back in February, Cardinals extended Keim’s contract through the 2022 season.

To read the full police report, click HERE.

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