Vince Young arrested for DWI

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Former University of Texas and NFL quarterback Vince Young was arrested for driving while intoxicated late Sunday evening in Austin.

According to the Austin Police Department, Young was stopped on Interstate 35, near 51st Street just before midnight. He was booked into the Travis County Jail where his bond was set at $2,000.

Officers state in the arrest affidavit that when the red light turned green at the I-35 service road and 6th street, Young was observed waiting a little less than ten seconds before driving off. The affidavit also states officers saw Young drift in lanes at speeds of 40 to 60 mph, failing to use his turn signal. On the upper deck at the 3500 block of I-35 the affidavit states Young continued to weave in lanes at 68 mph with his left tires on the solid yellow line.

Young was described by police in the affidavit as “uncooperative and polite.” Before getting in the car, Young admitted to police in the affidavit, he had three to four bottles of beer at the W Hotel that night. When asked by officers what time it was, Young said in the affidavit that he thought it was “early, about 2:30,” when the actual time was 11:23 p.m.

According to the affidavit, the officer noticed a strong smell of alcohol on Young, who refused a preliminary breath test and blood test. Police said his speech was mumbled and slurred.

Young, 33, lead the University of Texas Longhorns to a national championship via a Rose Bowl victory in 2006. He was drafted in the first round by the Tennessee Titans.

Young returned to the University of Texas in August 2014 to take a position to work for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. The former NFL quarterback works to raise money for DDCE programs which target first-generation and low-income college students.

Young last played in an NFL regular season game with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011. He went to minicamp with the Cleveland Browns in May 2014 but was released less than two weeks later after the team drafted Johnny Manziel.

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