Vince Young Arrested for Drunk Driving in Texas

Former Texas Longhorns and Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young arrested in Fort Bend County early Monday after being accused of drunk driving — the football star’s second DWI charge in three years.

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s deputies reported that Young’s black Cadillac Sedan was standing at the intersection of Sienna Parkway and Sienna Ranch Road, in the left lane with his hazard lights on. The deputy said that when he pulled over to try to assist Young, he opened the window and then closed it again.

“The deputy noticed slurred speech and a strong smell of alcoholic beverage,” said Bob Haenel, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office. “(Young) flunked every sobriety test they gave to him.”

Vince Young arrested at 4:30 a.m. Monday and discharged from Fort Bend County Jail on a $500 bail Tuesday.

This isn’t the first time Young, who was recently inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, has been arrested for driving while intoxicated.

In January 2016, the sports star was arrested and later pleaded no contest to the driving while intoxicated charge. He was fined $300 and ordered to complete 60 hours of community service.

But he vowed that he turned his life around after the arrest. When signing on to the Canadian Football League in 2017, Young said that he had learned from his mistakes.

In January of this year, Young also told the Chronicle he wouldn’t change anything about his past.

“I would change some small things but none of the big things because it has definitely made me tougher, stronger, more aware of a lot of things that go on in life,” he said. “And it definitely has helped me become a better man, a husband (and father).”

Young last played in an NFL regular-season game in 2011 when he threw four touchdowns and had nine interceptions for the Philadelphia Eagles. Young has since been on the rosters of the Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns.

Vince Young Arrested

Vince Young Arrested

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