Beloved former Las Vegas Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was in the news today after getting arrested on suspicion of DUI.
Earlier today, the Las Vegas metro police department conducted a stop at Fairfield Avenue and West Utah Avenue. The intersection is near Las Vegas Boulevard. The driver was later identified as Lynch, according to the department’s Twitter account. The former Raiders and Seattle Seahawks star was suspected to have been impaired, leading to the stop. LVMPD went on to note that after investigating the matter, Lynch was arrested. It was determined that he was indeed under the influence. He was then sent to the Las Vegas City Jail where he was booked.
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Even though he’s no longer a player with the Raiders, he’s the latest in a line of Raiders-affiliated players that have had bad luck in Sin City. Current defensive back Nate Hobbs has had issues as well, and of course, the tragedy involving now former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III.
Following the initial breaking news, more details began to surface as the day progressed. In fact, TMZ publicized photos showing Lynch’s car after the arrest along with more specific information surrounding the arrest.
“The right rear tire is flat. The right front tire, along with the rim, is gone. Lynch reportedly left a â€œtrail of damage” before his car came to rest, with marks left on the road and a curb. In addition to the DUI, Lynch faces charges of failure/refusing to surrender proof of security, driving an unregistered vehicle, and failure to drive in a travel lane.”
A true hero of the Bay Area, Lynch has always been active in the community. Unfortunately, he suffered a blow to his public image today. Moving forward, his fate will continue to be the subject of news this week.
*Top Photo: Yahoo News