AZ Cardinals GM Minegar arrested for DUI

From USA Today:

Ron Minegar, the Arizona Cardinals executive vice president and chief operating officer, was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Chandler on Saturday night, Chandler, Arizona, police said.

Minegar was stopped around 11:30 p.m. near Pecos Road and Arizona Avenue for speeding, failure to drive within one lane of traffic, and driving within the bicycle lane, police said.

After further investigation, Minegar was arrested on suspicion of DUI, police said.

Minegar was cited and released, police said. The investigation is ongoing.

The Cardinals released the following statement regarding Minegar:

“Ron Minegar’s actions last night are inexcusable. He made the decision to drive after drinking alcohol and is fortunate that he was pulled over before injuring anyone or himself. According to MADD, drunk driving results in almost 11,000 deaths per year and is the number one cause of fatalities on roadways. We fully recognize the seriousness of these actions and they will have serious consequences.”

Aldon Smith arrested for DUI (again)

Former NFL star Aldon Smith has been arrested for another DUI.  I last posted about him when he was arrested for his third DUI.

From ESPN.com:

Aldon Smith was arrested Monday night in Kansas on suspicion of driving under the influence, the latest offense for the talented but troubled former San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders defensive end.

Smith, 29, was arrested after police in Mission, Kansas, stopped his vehicle for a traffic violation.

Mission Police Department spokesman Capt. Kevin Self told the Kansas City Star that Smith was issued citations and was picked up by a friend.

Smith, a first-round pick of the 49ers in 2011 and a first-team All-Pro in 2012 who had 44 sacks in his first three seasons, has had several run-ins with the law. He has been arrested on DUI charges multiple times in the past.

 

Former Jet, Packer Mo Wilkerson arrested for DUI

From the NY Daily News:

Former New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad (Mo) Wilkerson was busted for drunk driving early Saturday after he was caught rolling through a stop sign in Washington Heights, officials said.

Wilkerson, 29, was driving a 2019 Rolls Royce Suburban when he was pulled over on Riverside Drive and W. 168th St. at about 3:40 a.m., cops said.

Police were about to give him a ticket, but realized he was drunk behind the wheel.

According to court documents, Wilkerson told the cops, “I had a shot and two beers.”

He was charged with drunk driving after failing a breathalyzer test, scoring .09, a hair over the legal limit.

Vince Young arrested for DUI

From Pro Football Talk:

Former NFL quarterback Vince Young was arrested for DWI in Texas early Monday morning, TMZ Sports reports.

Police pulled over Young around 4 a.m. He was booked into Fort Bend County Jail before posting bail and being released. Fort Bend County is a suburb of Houston, Young’s hometown.

Young, 35 pleaded no contest to drunk driving in 2016 and was sentenced to 18 months probation. He later apologized and said he “understood the seriousness of the situation,” according to TMZ.

Darren McFadden arrested for DUI after falling asleep in Drive-Thru lane

From KFSM:

Former Arkansas and Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden was reportedly arrested for driving drunk at a Texas Whataburger, according to our affilate CBS 11 out of Dallas.

The tabloid website TMZ first broke the story on Monday (Jan. 21) reporting that McFadden, 31, was asleep around midnight behind the wheel of a 2019 GMC Yukon in the drive-thru at the Whataburger on West University Drive.

CBS 11 says that McFadden resisted officers during the arrest, and it’s being reported that his drivers side and passenger windows were smashed during the incident.

McFadden is free on a $2,000 bond and faces charges of DWI and resisting arrest, according to Collin County jail records.

Earlier this month, McFadden was announced as an inductee for the 2019 National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame.

 

NY Jets tight end Chris Herndon pleads guilty to DUI

From Bleacher Report:

New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon has had his driver’s license revoked for 90 days after pleading guilty to driving under the influence, according to TMZ Sports.

Per that report:

“The 22-year-old smashed into another car on the I-80 highway in New Jersey on June 2 after witnesses say he was speeding at more than 100 mph. The police footage, obtained by TMZ Sports, shows Herndon’s 2018 Nissan Armada flipped on its side and badly damaged. Miraculously, both Herndon and the other driver—a 76-year-old man—escaped without any major injuries.”

He reportedly failed both a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer test.

TMZ noted that Herndon’s sentence included completing 12 hours of an “intoxicated driver education program” and $639 in fees and fines. It was unclear if Herndon pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, however.

Rams center arrested for DUI after game

From Fox News:

Los Angeles Rams backup center Aaron Neary was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence and crashing into several objects in a city north of Los Angeles, police said.

Neary’s blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, the Ventura County Star reported, citing police.

The crash allegedly occurred around 6:30 p.m. in Simi Valley, which is about an hour’s drive north of Los Angeles. Local authorities said they began receiving calls about a person driving erratically, according to the paper. Authorities said the vehicle crashed into a bus stop sign, mailboxes and trashcans.

The vehicle kept moving, police said.

Officers stopped the vehicle at an intersection and conducted a traffic stop, the Star reported. Police later identified the driver as Aaron Neary, 25, a Simi Valley resident who plays for the Los Angeles Rams.

Neary allegedly blew .17 percent on a breathalyzer test – more than twice the legal limit of .08, according to the report. The Rams player was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI with blood alcohol level over .08 percent, hit and run, and property damage, police said.