AUSTIN – Original article by KXAN. Click2Houston.com contributed to this report.
Former University of Texas quarterback Vince Young was arrested for driving while intoxicated late Sunday evening in Austin, according to Austin police. He was booked into the Travis County Jail where his bond was set at $2,000, and was released Monday morning.
According to court documents, Young was stopped at a red light in a 2016 white Chevy Silverado at an intersection near the 600 block of I-35 and 6th Street just before midnight. When the light turned green, he remained stopped for about 10 seconds, then drove off, traveling about 25 to 35 mph. He entered the freeway without signaling for a lane change and began drifting in the lane while driving between 42 and 60 mph, police said. He then accelerated to 68 mph with his tires on the solid yellow line.
Police then pulled him over.
Officers said Young admitted to having three to four bottles of beer at the W Hotel that night.
Officers state in the arrest affidavit that Young was uncooperative, but polite. He refused a preliminary breath test and a blood test.
Young, 33, lead the University of Texas Longhorns to a national championship via a Rose Bowl victory in 2006. He was drafted in the first round by the Tennessee Titans.
Young returned to the University of Texas in August 2014 to take a position to work for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. The former NFL quarterback works to raise money for DDCE programs which target first-generation and low-income college students.
Young last played in an NFL regular season game with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011. He went to minicamp with the Cleveland Browns in May 2014 but was released less than two weeks later after the team drafted Johnny Manziel.