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Ex-Titans Player Charged with a DWI

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Vince Young could not finish yet another drive. This time, it was not on the football field. The former quarterback was arrested on a misdemeanor charge for driving while intoxicated in Austin, Texas early Monday morning. Young has already appeared in front of a judge and posted a $2,000 bail. Young played five seasons for the Tennessee Titans and won a BCS National Championship in 2005 for the University of Texas Longhorns. The 32-year-old is now retired and now assumes the position of a development officer for UT’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

Obvious DWI

Young’s actions behind the wheel made it pretty easy for the Austin Police Department to charge him with a DWI. According to the affidavit, police first spotted Young’s 2016 white Chevy Silverado at a red light. When the light turned green, it took Young nearly ten seconds before hitting the gas. As he picked up speed, he was changing lanes erratically and drifting. When the officer pulled Young over, the Heisman Trophy winner showed obvious signs of intoxication. Young smelled strongly of alcohol, had slurred speech, glassy eyes, was unbalanced and swaying. The officer also wrote in the affidavit that Young was uncooperative but polite.

DWI in Tennessee

In Tennessee, driving under the influence is a misdemeanor. It is illegal to drive a motor vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level of 0.08-percent. If you are under 21 years old, you will be arrested if your BAC is higher than 0.02-percent. When an officer pulls you over, he will conduct the Standardized Field Sobriety test, which includes a horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk and turn and one-legged stand. Lastly, he will ask you to take either a breathalyzer or blood urine test. If failed, for a first-time DUI offender, you will serve a mandatory minimum 48 hours in jail and a fine between $350-$1,500. Also, you may have your license suspended for up to one year.

Hire a Nashville DUI Attorney

As you can see, the penalties for a DUI charge are quite severe. That is why it is important to hire an experience attorney to handle your case. At Turner Law Offices, P.C., we have over 20 years of experience in handling DUI cases, and we are familiar with various DUI defenses. Our knowledgable attorneys know all the variables that can affect your BAC. To speak with one of our attorneys, call or Request a Free Initial Consultation online today.

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