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April 23, 2015: Former NFL Player Pleads to DUI in Manhattan Beach

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A former tight end with the Seattle Seahawks pleaded no contest today to DUI charges, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Juree Kim said Jerramy Ryan Stevens, 35, entered an open plea to one misdemeanor count each of driving under the influence of alcohol within 10 years of another DUI offense and driving with a .08 percent blood alcohol content within 10 years of another DUI offense in case 5SY02142.

An open plea is one where there is no settlement agreement with prosecutors.

Stevens also admitted allegations that he refused a chemical test; his blood alcohol concentration was .15 percent or more; and he had a 2007 DUI conviction in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Sentencing is scheduled on May 15 in Department P of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Torrance Branch.

On Jan. 19, Stevens was arrested after police observed him driving a van with the lights off near Rosecrans and Redondo avenues in Manhattan Beach, the prosecutor said. The defendant refused a chemical blood or breath test and officers had to obtain a search warrant to get a blood sample, the prosecutor added.

The case was investigated by the Manhattan Beach Police Department.