Pitt's Boyd to enter probation program for 1st time offenders

PITTSBURGH — University of Pittsburgh star wide receiver Tyler Boyd will enter a probation program for first time offenders after being charged with driving under the influence.

During Friday’s hearing, a judge ordered Boyd to spend 12 months on probation and to take safe driving classes. His license was suspended for 90 days and he will have to pay court costs.

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If Boyd completes the probation program, he can then ask the court to expunge the record of his June 12 arrest in Jefferson Hills.

Police stopped Boyd about 2:30 a.m. after he allegedly tried to pass another car in an intersection, which is illegal in Pennsylvania.

Because Boyd is 20 and not yet old enough to drink legally in Pennsylvania, he can be charged with drunken driving even if he had less than the .08 percent blood-alcohol limit that's considered legally drunk for drivers 21 and older.

Boyd told police he had "two shots" during the evening and took breath and blood tests before he was released to a family member that night, police said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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