Jerome Felton: Drunk In a Drive-Thru

Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton – one of three NFL players recently arrested for drunk driving.

Out of all the recentl NFL player arrests for drunk driving, Jerome Felton just may take the cake for having the most embarrassing offense. ESPN 1500 out of Minnesota has the story:

Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton wasn’t on a highway or freeway early Saturday when he was arrested on a second-degree DWI charge.

Instead, Felton was waiting in the drive-thru lane at a McDonald’s in Eden Prairie.

In an e-mail Monday, an Eden Prairie police spokesperson wrote that police responded to the McDonald’s on Prairie Center Drive at approximately 3 a.m. Saturday because of a report of an intoxicated driver waiting in the drive-thru lane.

Police conducted field sobriety tests on Felton.

He was arrested for second-degree driving while intoxicated with an aggravating factor of refusal to take an alcohol breath test. That is a gross misdemeanor. He also was charged with third-degree DWI with an aggravating factor of one prior DWI conviction within 10 years (gross misdemeanor); as well as careless driving (misdemeanor).

Oddly enough, this is the second arrest to occur at a drive-thru within the last six years. From the archives of the USAToday, comes this tale of former Detroit Lions defensive line coach, Joe Cullen:

Cullen was arrested and charged with indecent and obscene conduct Aug. 24, the night before the Lions’ third exhibition at Oakland. A worker at a Dearborn fast-food drive-thru window saw him naked behind the wheel of his SUV and called the police, according to police reports.

Yeah, so Coach Cullen’s arrest was a hell of a lot more embarrassing than Felton’s …

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