Former NFL player Vince Young was arrested in Austin, Texas Sunday (Jan. 24) night. According to the police report, Young was pulled over for driving erratically and confessed to having a few beers before getting behind the wheel.
He was busted near his former school, the University of Texas. The 32-year-old Houston native was taken to the Travis County Jail on a misdemeanor DWI charge. Bond was set at $2,000.
Reports The Austin Statesman:
The arresting officer wrote in an arrest affidavit that Young smelled strongly of alcohol. He also wrote that Young’s balance was swaying and unsure and that he showed the same symptoms of intoxication while walking. Young was not cooperative with the officer but remained polite, the affidavit said.
Young admitted to drinking three or four bottles of beer at the W Austin hotel before driving. When asked, Young said he did not know what time it was before guessing that it was around 2:30 a.m. It was 11:23 p.m., the officer wrote.
Young stumbled during a field sobriety test known as the “walk and turn,” the affidavit said. After he stumbled, he refused to perform any other field sobriety tests and did not provide a breath or blood sample to determine his blood alcohol content, the affidavit said.
Young’s speech was slurred and thick-tongued and he mumbled, the affidavit said.
The officer said Young’s clothing were mussed and his eyes were glassy. Young laughed at one point, which the officer found odd, the affidavit said.
Young was stopped at a traffic light on the Interstate 35 service road at Sixth Street when he first garnered the attention of the arresting officer. The officer wrote in an arrest affidavit that after the light turned green, Young did not begin to drive for about 10 seconds.
An unidentified woman picked Young up from a secluded vehicle area instead of the front entrance, which was an apparent breach of jail protocol. “It was a new supervisor’s error in judgment, and we’ll make sure it doesn’t happen again,” a spokesperson for the Travis County Jail said. “The supervisor took pity on the man and let him go out the back door.”
Young previously played the brunt of his six NFL seasons with the Tennessee Titans. He filed for bankruptcy in 2014.
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