Former Longhorn QB Vince Young Arrested on DWI Charge in Austin

Young booked into the Travis County Jail early Monday morning

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Former University of Texas quarterback Vince Young was arrested in Austin Monday and charged with driving while intoxicated, according to police records.

Young, 32, was booked into the Travis County Jail at 12:46 a.m. on the misdemeanor charge, according to the county sheriff's office.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit, an Austin police officer observed Young drifting within his lane with his left tires on the solid line. In the warrant the officer says Young's eyes were glassy, his speech was slurred, he was swaying and smelled of alcohol.

Young admitted to the officer that he drank "at least 3 or 4 bottles of beer at the W [Hotel] before driving," according to the affidavit.

The officer said he observed Young as polite but uncooperative, he refused a preliminary breath test and blood test.

The police officer noted in the affidavit that, "Young first stated that he did not know what time it was, then stated that it was early, about 2:30. The actual time was 11:23 p.m."

The affidavit indicated Young had no previous DWI convictions.

Records indicate that Young's bail was set at $2,000, he was released Monday morning.

Young released a statement on Facebook Monday evening. [[366546451,C]]

Young was the starting quarterback for the Texas Longhorns football team during the 2003 through 2005 seasons. He led the team to two BCS bowl game wins, including the National Championship against the University of Southern California in January of 2006.

The Tennessee Titans selected Young third overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. He spent five years with the Titans, being named the 2006 Offensive Rookie of the Year and earning Pro Bowl bids in 2006 and 2009.

Young was released by the Titans in 2011 before catching on with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he started three games. He hasn't played in a regular season game since.

The University of Texas hired Young as an ambassador in its Diversity and Community Engagement department in 2014.

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