Additional details have surfaced surrounding Marshawn Lynch’s DUI arrest in Las Vegas earlier this week.
The ex-NFL star running back was arrested near the Las Vegas Strip in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday after police found him asleep at the wheel of a badly damaged 2020 Shelby GT500 — which had a flat tire and was missing another tire and rim.
According to new allegations from the police, Lynch fell asleep several times while they were questioning him and they smelled alcohol in the vehicle.
Then, things get really interesting.
Lynch reportedly “stated that he was not drinking and he does not do drugs, but that he stole the vehicle,” according to TMZ Sports.
Lynch was uncooperative during the arrest and refused a breathalyzer test. Police then received a search warrant to obtain a blood sample, but the ex-running back continued to be uncooperative which led to corrections officers using “a restraint chair to force a blood draw.”
The 36-year-old was charged with DUI, driving an unregistered vehicle, failure to stay in his lane, and failure to surrender proof of security.
But as far as his attorneys are concerned, Lynch should not be charged with DUI.
“Marshawn was not pulled over for a DUI. Rather the vehicle was safely parked and not in operation. We are confident that when all evidence is presented, this will not be a DUI under Nevada law. Marshawn appreciates and is thankful for everyone’s concern and support,” his attorneys said in a statement.
Lynch is due in court in December.