Former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch he smelled of alcohol when Las Vegas police found him asleep in his sports car damaged and arrested him because allegedly driving drunkin accordance with the arrest report.
Lynch’s attorneys, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, said in a statement that Lynch’s vehicle “it was parked without being in danger and it was off” on Tuesday morning, when the police arrived. They felt that The accusation that he was driving while intoxicated was inadmissible.
“Marshawn was not told that stopped the car because he was driving drunk”according to the statement.
“We trust that when All evidence is presentedit turns out that no charge for drunk driving pursuant to Nevada law.”
The arresting officer, Kevin Barker, reported that Lynch’s black 2020 Shelby GT500 was “unmanageable:well it was missing a front tire and the rear tires and another front tire were badly damaged.
According to the arrest report, investigators found markings showing the vehicle “hit portions of the sidewalkbefore stopping in an industrial section of downtown Las Vegas, not far from Main Street.
“The driver was asleep at the wheelrecharged in the seat and with the door on his side open“according to the report. He had”red and watery eyes, He had one shoe on and another was missing.
The arrest was made on Tuesday at 7:30 in the morning after the Seattle Seahawks, the team for which he played most of his 12 NFL seasons, announced that had hired him as a special correspondent for programs.
lynch too played with the Buffalo Bills and the Oakland Raiders.
According to the arrest report, Lynch, 36, he was uncooperative with officers and fell asleep several times when they asked him questions.
The agents of a prison “they had to use a restraint chair to draw blood” after a judge authorized it, according to the document.
Lynch was released from the Las Vegas City Jail and due to appear on December 7 before the Municipal Court.
Lynch’s blood test results they were not released at the moment. According to the law in Nevada, driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08% is prohibited or more.
According to other court records, Lynch asked not to contest a minor charge for parking his vehicle and was fined $750 in April in a case in which he was dismissed on charges of failing to report to law enforcement or stay at the scene of an accident.
Schonfeld, who represented Lynch in that case, declined to comment Thursday.
Lynch’s attorneys said in their statement that the former player “appreciates and thanks everyone for their concern and support”.
Lynch rushed for 10,413 career yards, managed 85 touchdowns from 2007 to 2019 and was selected to the Pro Bowl five times. Won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks in 2013.