On Saturday, Vikings fullback Jerome Felton became the latest (until Sunday) NFL player to be arrested for drunk driving. But he became the first NFL figure since former Lions defensive line coach Joe Cullen to be arrested in connection with the drive-thru lane at a fast-food restaurant.
In 2006 (my gosh has it been that long?), Cullen was busted for driving naked, after pulling up to the in-car window at a Wendy’s. (At least he stayed in the vehicle.) The incident came not long after Cullen had been arrested for driving drunk, while fully clothed.
For Felton, his arrest for second-degree DWI came early Saturday at the McDonald’s in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, according to Judd Zulgad of 1500ESPN.com, after police received a report of an intoxicated driver waiting in the drive-thru lane. Felton refused to submit to breath testing.
Felton also was charged with third-degree DWI with the aggravating factor of one prior DWI conviction within 10 years.
A fifth-round pick in 2008, Felton appeared in 56 games for the Lions. He signed a one-year deal with the Vikings in March.