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Vince Young arrested on drunk driving charges

Texas football fans might be most familiar with Vince Young as the former quarterback for the Titans, but he recently made headlines for his alleged actions off of the field. According to reports, the former football player was recently arrested on drunk driving charges in Texas. Reportedly, this is Young's second DUI arrest.

Young started playing professional football in the NFL in 2006, and then retired in 2011. He is also a former Texas standout who came in second for the Heisman Trophy back in 2005. In Jan. 2016, he was pulled over by an officer who claims that he was engaging in dangerous driving behavior. At the time he allegedly refused to submit to field sobriety testing and was arrested. He later made a plea of no contest and receive a sentence of 18 months probation.

His recent arrest also stemmed from a traffic stop, although it is not clear why attending officers decided to pull him over. Details from the 4 a.m. traffic stop are not readily available, so it is not known if he submitted to blood-alcohol testing and, if he did, what his BAC registered as. He was arrested though and later released from jail on bond.

Drunk driving charges are serious and can lead to revoked driving privileges, fines and even jail time. For those with past offenses, the potential consequences can be even steeper. This is often complicated by the rapid pace at which these charges often move through the legal system, which can leave some Texas defendants feeling as if they did not have the opportunity to fully handle the allegations. For most defendants, working with an experienced attorney can help address these concerns.

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