Aggravated DWI charges have been filed against the 29 year old son of Bryant Gumbel, the host of "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel." Bradley C. Gumbel of Waccabuc was charged on November 16 with New York misdemeanor drunk driving at a traffic stop on Mead Street in Lewisboro when troopers observed him swerve his 2005 Toyota 4-Runner SUV in and out of his lane. When they approached the car, the troopers observed damage to the front passenger side of the vehicle. Gumbel was asleep in the car and the troopers allegedly detected a strong odor of alcohol on his breath.
Mr. Gumbel's blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.18 percent, which is the initial level of blood alcohol at which authorities can charge Aggravated DWI, a much more serious offense than Driving While Intoxicated, with potential implications including loss of a driver's license for a year and much more substantial fines than Driving While Intoxicated. The aggravated DWI statute went into effect in November of 2007. DWI can be charged if a driver has a BAC of 0.08 percent or more.
Mr. Gumbel was also charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, a misdemeanor, based upon a suspension of his registration due to lapsed insurance. He is scheduled to be arraigned in due in Lewisboro Town Court on December 1.