More information about the Tuesday arrest of former NFL star Marshawn Lynch for driving under the influence — and it isn’t pretty.
TMZ added that it had evidence he was in the parked car around 5:45 a.m., two hours before police showed up and arrested him. Witnesses allegedly saw the one-time Seattle Seahawks star leave the vehicle and sit on a nearby curb.
CBS News, however, reported that police arrested Marshawn Lynch after pulling him over for erratic driving.
Other reports indicated the running back fit multiple roadside curbs before the arrest. In addition to DUI, authorities charged him with failure/refusing to surrender proof of security, unregistered vehicle, and failure to drive in a travel lane, per TMZ.
Las Vegas Police Comment On Marshawn Lynch Arrest
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) issued a statement about Marshawn Lynch’s arrest Tuesday on Twitter.
“The LVMPD conducted a vehicle stop at Fairfield Avenue and West Utah Avenue (near Wyoming and Las Vegas Blvd) on a driver, later identified as Marshawn Lynch, for suspected driver impairment,” the post read.
It continued: “Through the course of the investigation, officers determined that Lynch was impaired and conducted an arrest. Lynch was transported to the Las Vegas City Jail and booked for driving under the influence.”
The police didn’t mention anything about the tires on Marshawn Lynch’s car. But TMZ published a photo that seemed to confirm its story.
CBS News noted that the ex-football star faced a DUI charge in July 2012. Authorities later reduced the charge to reckless driving. Additionally, the outlet said the Seahawks announced Monday that Lynch would work as a special football correspondent for CBS.