Uh oh! Former NFL star Vince Young was caught drunk driving after a night out in Texas on Jan. 24, landing himself behind bars for a DUI. See his mugshot here!
The new year hasn’t started on the best note for Vince Young. Just a few weeks into 2016, the ex-NFL player wound up in an Austin, Texas, jail after being pulled over and arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. Luckily Vince caused no harm to himself or others while he was drunk driving, but he likely won’t be getting out of this charge thanks to his obvious level of intoxication. Get all the details of Vince’s arrest below!
Austin cops spotted Vince’s white Chevy Silverado drifting across lanes at speeds of 40 to 60 mph, TMZ Sports confirmed. Authorities decided to pull Vince over after he waited at a green light and failed to use his turn signals to switch lanes, finding that he was in fact intoxicated. Although police told KXAN that Vince was “polite,” they also said he was “uncooperative” and refused to take a breathalyzer. That’s certainly no way to get the cops on your side, Vince!
Before being booked for a DUI at the Travis County Jail, Vince admitted to officers that he had consumed three or four beers at the W Hotel earlier that night. Despite Vince’s willingness to confess that he was driving after drinking, authorities said that there was quite the strong smell of alcohol on him and he was slurring his words. Plus, when he was asked what time it was, Vince said it was “early, about 2:30,” when the time was really only 11:23 p.m. Yikes, Vince was clearly a little more out of it than he thought!
Because Vince’s bail was only set at $2,000, he wasn’t a jailbird for long. The local news station reported that Vince left the prison in a black Range Rover around 10 a.m. on Jan. 25.
Vince played quarterback for the University of Texas, leading the team to a national championship in 2006 and eventually being picked up by the Tennessee Titans in the first round of the NFL Draft later that year. After being released from three different NFL teams three years in a row, he decided to return to UT to take a position with the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. Who knows how his DUI may affect his current role at his alma mater, but we probably won’t be seeing him on the football field anymore!
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