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 …