Flack claims innocence

Layne Flack
Layne Flack claims his blood alcohol level was zero.

Layne Flack claims he didn't drink and drive.

Flack had to skip the 2009 NBC National Heads-Up Championship Friday because he spent the night in a Las Vegas jail charged with DUI Liquor, speeding and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.

However, in a statement issued by Diamond Draw Management, Flack is claiming innocence.

"I attended the Draw Party at Pure on Friday night and then met with my brother, who had flown into Vegas for Heads Up," the statement reads.

"I was under the impression that I was to play in the last bracket the next evening at around 8 pm. I was pulled over for speeding and refused a breathalyzer test as I have been instructed to do.

"I have no idea why I was written a ticket for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle. There were no emergency vehicles around, besides the police car.

"A test, given by the Las Vegas PD, later revealed that I had a blood alcohol content of zero.  I also took a blood test, as I have nothing to hide. I was held for the mandatory 6 hours and released.

"I always go out of my way to not drink and drive. I regret that I was not able to play in NBC Heads Up and hope to be invited next year to play in this prestigious event."

David Oppenheim had to be called in to replace Flack in his first-round match with Vanessa Selbst.

PokerListings has live coverage of the event from Caesars Palace right here.

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