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Bodycam Shows Marshawn Lynch’s DUI Arrest, Claims He Stole Car

Las Vegas, NV – Police bodycam video showed that five-time National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowler Marshawn Lynch was seriously impaired when Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officers approached him in his parked muscle car (video below).

Police encountered Lynch in his vehicle on Fairfield Avenue at West Utah Avenue in Las Vegas at about 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 9, FOX News reported.

Video showed the officers approached the former star running back’s damaged Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and observed that markings on the pavement showed it had been driven a distance with no left front tire.

Officers opened the car doors and attempted to wake up the man sleeping behind the driver’s wheel.

Lynch, who played 12 seasons in the NFL and won Super Bowl XLVIII as a member of the Seattle Seahawks in 2014, told the officers in the video that the car wasn’t his and that he had stolen it.

He also said he didn’t know his own name.

The officers requested backup and a supervisor and additional units arrived to assist, the video showed.

Lynch refused to step out of the vehicle and, after multiple warnings that he would be arrested if he didn’t comply with commands, bodycam video showed police pulled the huge man from his vehicle by the arms.

The football player did not resist as officers put him face down on the pavement and used two sets of handcuffs to detain him, the video showed.

He was arrested for failure to surrender, failure to drive in a travel lane, and driving an unregistered vehicle, FOX News reported.

Authorities said Lynch refused to take a breathalyzer at the scene but that his blood was drawn after he was taken into custody, TMZ reported.

He was booked into jail and released on a $3,381 bail later the same day, FOX News reported.

It was not Lynch’s first DUI arrest.

He was also arrested for DUI in Oakland in 2012, FOX News reported.

The latest arrest came one day after the Seattle Seahawks announced that Lynch would serve as a “special correspondent” for his former team this season, CBS News reported.

Lynch has not played since the end of the 2019 season but has become the co-owner of the Fan Controlled Football (FCF) league’s Beasts team and the Indoor Football League’s (IFL) Bay Area Panthers.

When former President Donald Trump was in office, Lynch walked into his crosshairs when the Oakland Raiders’ running back sat for the National Anthem at the start of a game in Mexico City but stood for the Mexican anthem.

Lynch is scheduled to appear in Las Vegas Municipal Court on Dec. 7, FOX News reported.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below:

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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