Former QB Vince Young says he is innocent after DWI arrest

Vince Young is a familiar name to football fans in Texas and now to local police in Missouri City as well after his arrest for allegedly driving under the influence. The retired NFL quarterback initially issued an apology on Twitter to his fans, friends and family following the arrest. His latest statement, however, referred to the DWI charge as an allegation. He said that he is innocent and has faith in his lawyer’s ability to defend him.

After his traffic stop, he spent a short amount of time in the Fort Bend County Jail. He secured his release on a $500 bond. When asked for comments by reporters, he said that he was strong and that everything happens for a reason.

Young enjoyed a strong career as a football player, which started when he was in Madison High School. While playing for The University of Texas, he achieved a national championship victory at the 2006 Rose Bowl. The Heisman Trophy eluded him although he was a runner-up for the award. He earned Pro Bowl honors twice during his six seasons with the NFL. After his retirement in 2014, he had his first DWI arrest in January 2016. At that time, he admitted to driving after consuming three or four beers.

A prior offense could complicate a person’s defense strategy when responding to new charges of drunk driving. An attorney could still strive to develop a DWI defense after reviewing the circumstances of the traffic stop. Mistakes made during the administration of a sobriety test could create a way to question evidence.

Source: ABC 13, “Vince Young claims he’s not guilty after DWI arrest near Missouri City“, Feb. 9, 2019