Chiefs CB Washington arrested for DUI in downstate Effingham County

People like to complain that Washington is messed up. Now, I know of one state trooper in Effingham County who agrees.

According to,

A NFL player was arrested in Effingham County Thursday.

Donald Washington is a 25-year-old defensive back for the Kansas City Chiefs. Washington was stopped by Illinois State Police on I-70 near Altamont at 2:42pm for speeding at 88mph. The trooper detected the odor of cannabis and found a small quantity of cannabis in the vehicle in a backpack in the trunk.

Washington, who played college football at Ohio State University, has been charged with DUI drugs, unlawful possession of 2.5 to 10 grams of cannabis, speeding and driving while his license is suspended. His bond was set at $20,000. He’s next due in court at 10am on August 23.

Assuming that Washington’s license was in fact suspended, his DUI can be charged as a felony DUI, punishable from probation up to three years in prison. The possession of cannabis is a mere Class B misdemeanor, punishable up to six months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,500.

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