FOLLOWING DWI ARREST, FORMER QB VINCE YOUNG SAYS HE’S NOT GUILTY
Texas native and former NFL quarterback Vince Young was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated in early February, 2019 in Missouri City. However, Young says he is innocent. He made the statement during an appearance at the TRISTAR Houston show. “It’s just an allegation,” the former Heisman Trophy runner-up said when speaking about the incident.
Young, who first played football at Madison High School in Houston, also responded to the DWI allegations on Twitter by pledging to “make sure this never happens again.” He went on to apologize to his family, friends, and fans in the statement he made via social media. After the arrest occurred, the Pro Bowl honoree was booked on $500 bond and subsequently released. This isn’t the first time Young was charged with this type of behavior.
In 2016, Young was arrested for same offense while in Austin after he was observed driving erratically on a highway. During the 2016 incident, he was subjected to a field sobriety test, which he failed. He also admitted to consuming several bottles of beer before getting behind the wheel. Prior to retiring from the NFL in 2014, Young helped the University of Texas score a victory in a game against USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl.
While making his statement about the arrest, Young also expressed confidence in his lawyer. As for what an attorney may do in a similar situation involving a DWI charge, one possible option is to question the reason for stopping the vehicle in the first place. Building a defense against charges of this nature may also involve questioning test results or presenting evidence of medical reasons for driving behaviors. In some instances, a lawyer might make an argument for dismissing or reducing charges.
Source: ABC 13, “Vince Young claims he’s not guilty after DWI arrest near Missouri City,” KTRK, February 9, 2019