As was blasted from news outlet to news outlet last night, and throughout the Internets, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was busted early last Saturday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Lynch, who signed a multi-year contract extension with the Seahawks earlier this offseason, was weaving across lanes of traffic on northbound Interstate 880 near Oakland at about 3:20 a.m. Saturday morning, according to the San Jose Mercury News, citing comments from the California Highway Patrol.
According to the San Jose Mercury News:
Lynch's blood alcohol level was over the .08 percent legal limit, Morgan said, but the CHP is prohibited from releasing the specific level while the investigation is active.
The Alameda County District Attorney's office is awaiting the police report and will make a final decision on what charges to file before Lynch's scheduled Aug. 14 court hearing, Deputy District Attorney Teresa Drenick said Tuesday.
According to reports, Lynch was cooperative throughout the ordeal, pulling off the interstate at the first sign of flashing lights behind him. Having appeared at a bowling event organized by a charity he founded in 2006 the night of his arrest, Lynch also managed to make a scheduled appearance at a football camp at his former high school organized by the same charity only hours after being booked and released at North County Jail, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Not Marshanw Lynch's actual van ... but still.
Perhaps one of the more curious aspects of the situation involves the vehicle Lynch was traveling in at the time of his arrest. While most expect highly-paid superstar athletes to drive tricked-out hotrods or shiny, new luxury cars, according to reports Lynch was picked up driving a white 2012 Ford van. Police tell the San Jose Mercury News that Lynch was the only person in the van at the time of his arrest.