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Jay Gray DUI After Speaking With Sandusky Attorney

NBC correspondent Jay Gray was vying to get an exclusive interview with Jerry Sandusky. So the news reporter went to the home of Sandusky's attorney, Joe Amendola, and reportedly got liquored up at a gathering of reporters.

However, Gray apparently did not land the interview, though he could land himself in jail, reports The Atlantic Wire. At the party, Gray allegedly had too much to drink, and as he drove home, he was arrested for a DUI. Now "Jay Gray DUI" is making headlines, as opposed to Gray's potential exclusive Sandusky interview.

As you know, Jerry Sandusky was accused of raping several young boys at Penn State University when he worked for his charity, The Second Mile. In a bizarre leadup to the trial, Amendola has made several strange tactical decisions and made a seemingly unwise decision letting his client talk to fellow NBC correspondent Bob Costas.

The Costas interview was replayed millions of times as Sandusky gave potentially incriminating (and creepy) answers to several questions in a shockingly candid interview.

In an effort to get the next big scoop, scores of reporters went to the home of Amendola to get the interview. In chasing a story that could make a journalist’s career, Gray made two bad decisions: (1) drinking too much and (2) driving.

Gray got very drunk, reports The Atlantic Wire, and was arrested by Pennsylvania police for a DUI at about 2:00 a.m. after leaving the gathering.

It was not reported what Gray’s blood alcohol content (BAC) level was, but in Pennsylvania the penalty someone faces depends on their level of drunkenness. For example, someone with a BAC above 0.16 faces a greater penalty than someone with a BAC between 0.10 and 0.159, and a person with a BAC between 0.10 and 0.159 faces a greater penalty than someone with a BAC between 0.08 and 0.099.

Jay Gray went to Pennsylvania to make headlines. Too bad “Jay Gray DUI” was likely not one of the headlines he expected.

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