We don’t seem to be able to spend more than a few days without hearing about a professional athlete having legal issues. Former NFL player, Marshawn Lynch, was arrested for DUI, and more information regarding the case is currently surfacing.
Lynch gave the impression of being fully inebriated during his DUI arrest earlier this week, according to police. He dozed off frequently throughout questioning and smelled strongly of alcohol while claiming to have stolen the car he was in.
The allegations are all detailed in new police records that TMZ Sports was able to obtain on Thursday. According to the police report, Lynch was discovered by officers on August 9 at around 7:25 AM while asleep at the wheel of a 2020 Shelby GT500 close to the Las Vegas Strip.
In the documents, officers claim that Lynch’s car was damaged. It was missing a tire and rim and had many “dents and dings” on it. They said that it appeared from the road markings that Lynch’s car had repeatedly hit the sidewalk before coming to a stop.
Lynch would speak when they tried to communicate with him, but would “then fall back asleep several times throughout the encounter,” according to the police. Lynch’s car was emitting the odor of an “alcoholic beverage” and saw that he was wearing only one shoe.
Lynch was ultimately detained around 30 minutes after the inquiry began. But police claim he resisted arrest even after they got a search warrant to take a blood sample from him.
“Lynch was not cooperative or willing to comply with the Search Warrant and corrections officers from the City of Las Vegas had to use a restraint chair to force a blood draw.”
Lynch was eventually arrested for a number of charges, including DUI. Richard A. Schonfeld and David Z. Chesnoff, Marshawn’s lawyers, issued a statement on the situation on Thursday in the afternoon.
“Marshawn was not pulled over for a DUI. Rather the vehicle was safely parked and not in operation. We are confident that when all evidence is presented, this will not be a DUI under Nevada law. Marshawn appreciates and is thankful for everyone’s concern and support.”
The ex-NFL player, who retired following the 2019 season, is scheduled to appear in court for the case’s hearing in December. Stay tuned to Thirsty for further updates.
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