Darren McFadden Arrested
Former Cowboys and Raiders running back Darren McFadden was arrested for DUI in January 2019, after police found the 32-year-old asleep at the wheel at a Whataburger drive-thru in Texas.
Police body camera footage obtained by TMZ and released Monday shows officers tapping the window of the former Dallas Cowboy and questioning whether he is alive in his SUV outside a Whataburger in January 2019. An officer is seen shaking the car, and McFadden’s foot seems to be slipping off the brake. The car then rolls to the side of the Whataburger, and officers begin to smash its windows.
McFadden woke up and did not immediately exit the vehicle. Officers finally pointed a gun and a laser pistol at him, TMZ reports, and McFadden fell to the ground, where he was handcuffed. McFadden was later charged with resisting arrest and driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15 or greater. In February, McFadden, 32, pleaded guilty to DWI. He was sentenced to four days behind bars, but was given credit for one day already completed. The resistance arrest charge was dismissed. McFadden played 10 seasons in the NFL, including seven with the Oakland Raiders before three in Dallas.
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