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Former Longhorns star Vince Young arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

Vince Young, shown in a photo provided by the Austin Police Department, was arrested late Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Vince Young, shown in a photo provided by the Austin Police Department, was arrested late Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

(Associated Press)

Former football star Vince Young was arrested late Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to multiple media reports.

The one-time Texas quarterback, who led the Longhorns to a dramatic Rose Bowl victory over USC for the 2006 BCS national championship, was pulled over by an Austin, Texas, police officer who had observed Young driving his pickup truck erratically, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

According to the report, Young smelled strongly of alcohol and admitted to having three or four bottles of beer at the W Austin hotel before driving. The two-time NFL Pro Bowler did not know what time it was, slurred his speech and stumbled during a field sobriety test known as the “walk and turn,” the officer wrote in an arrest affidavit.

After that, the officer wrote, Young politely refused to take any more sobriety tests and wouldn’t give a breath or blood sample to determine his blood alcohol content. He was booked into Travis County Jail at 12:46 a.m. Monday, records show, with bail set at $2,000.

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The Statesman reported that records showed Young was still in jail at 7:35 a.m. PST Monday.

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