MORBID ANGEL founder and guitarist and Trey Azagthoth guitarist told cops “I’m a professional drinker” after he was pulled over for speeding in Florida earlier this year.
The musician, whose real name is George Emmanuel, was stopped by a sheriff’s at approx. at 11:09 p.m. on January 1 for driving “at a high rate of speed in a 35 mph zone.” After being collared, Emmanuel — who had “watery and glassy” eyes — performed poorly on a series of field sobriety tests. Additionally, his blood alcohol content was measured at .218 and .211 — nearly three times the .08 legal limit.
After being read his rights, Trey “admitted to consuming 1-2 shots of whiskey prior to driving,” according to an arrest affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun. The guitarist also reportedly told cops: “I’m a professional drinker.”
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reports that Emmanuel was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge and was released from Pinellas County Jail on January 2 at 9:21 a.m. on his own recognizance.