Ex-NFL star Vince Young arrested for DUI in TX after erratic driving, failing sobriety test

Former NFL quarterback Vince Young has been arrested on charges of drunken driving in Austin.

Travis County jail records show that the 32-year-old former University of Texas football star was booked shortly after midnight Monday on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated.

He was released on $2,000 bail Monday morning.

Young, pictured here in 2011, retired from football three years later after being cut by the Cleveland Browns and was hired by his alma mater promoting diversity and community engagement

Austin police spokesman Ivan Ramos said Young was stopped at around 11.15pm Sunday north of downtown Austin alongside Interstate 35 after he was spotted driving erratically.

According to an arrest affidavit first cited by Austin American Statesman, the officer who pulled Young over smelled alcohol on his breath. He also noted that his speech was slurred when he spoke and his eyes appeared glassy.

When the ex-Longhorns football player got out of his pickup truck, he was unsteady on his feet, according to the document.

The affidavit states that Young was not cooperative with the arresting officer but remained polite during the traffic stop.

When interviewed by police, the 32-year-old admitted to drinking three or four bottles of beer before getting behind the wheel that night.

Young first caught the attention of the arresting officer when he took nearly 10 second to begin driving after the light turned green on the Interstate 35 service road at Sixth Street.

The cop followed the ex-quarterback and said he observed his 2016 White Chevrolet Silverado drift on the road while doing between 45 and 60mph.

Once on the upper deck of the highway, the driver accelerated to 68mph and continued to drift, with his left tires on the solid yellow line.

The arrest report states that Young failed a field sobriety test and refused to provide a breath or blood sample to determine his blood alcohol content.

Young, who is married and has a young son, played six seasons in the NFL after a stellar career at the University of Texas, leading the Longhorns to a national title in 2005.

In 2006, Young was drafted by the Tennessee Titans as the No 3 overall pick. He last played in an NFL regular season game in 2011 with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Young signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills in May 2012 before being released three months later.

In 2014, he retired from football after being cut by the Cleveland Browns and was hired by his alma mater promoting diversity and community engagement.

Source: The DailyMail

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