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Vikings FB Jerome Felton arrested for DWI while in McDonald’s drive-thru

06/05/2012 at 2:42 pm By

Professional athletes getting busted for DUI’s has unfortunately become the latest trend, but this one definitely takes the cake.

Minesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton was arrested for second degree driving while intoxicated after police responded to reports of a drunk driver waiting in a McDonald’s drive thru in Eden Prarie, MN early Saturday morning. Here are a few details:

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).

Felton signed with the Vikings in the off-season after spending last season with the Lions and Panthers, and was favored to win the starting FB position going into next season. But that’s not what’s important here.

Look, you really have to be a next level idiot or just a rebel pushing the limits to get a DWI in a drive thru. We don’t condone drunk driving, but if Felton was able to make it to McD’s safely the smart thing to do would be to skip the Big Mac altogether and just make it home, right?

H/T to Larry Brown Sports for sharing the scoop

-ALR

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