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Marshawn Lynch almost hit two cars before DUI arrest

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Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was observed swerving through traffic and nearly hitting two different vehicles before he was finally pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence before 4 a.m. on Saturday.

The California Highway Patrol says Lynch was driving a Ford Econoline van and had two near collisions with two other vehicles. The arresting officer said Lynch showed “objective signs of intoxication” and failed field sobriety tests. He later submitted to a blood test that showed his blood-alcohol level above the legal limit of .08.

This isn’t the first time Lynch has driven dangerously. In 2008 he hit a pedestrian outside a bar, then drove off.

Lynch is scheduled for a preliminary court appearance on August 14. As a repeat violator of the NFL’s personal-conduct policy, he’s likely facing league discipline as well. Following his last run-in with the law, a 2009 guilty plea to a misdemeanor weapons charge, he was suspended for three games.

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29 Responses to “Marshawn Lynch almost hit two cars before DUI arrest”
  1. Andee says: Jul 17, 2012 5:27 PM

    TOO MUCH SKITTLE-BRAU!

    /Simpsons reference

  2. shadowman1433 says: Jul 17, 2012 5:28 PM

    I would count that as a plus for Lynch, he almost hit two cars. This way when he talks Goodell he can say “See i’m turning over a new leaf, the old Marshawn would have actually hit those two cars.”

  3. onereasonableman says: Jul 17, 2012 5:28 PM

    Blame it on the Skittles man. Blame it on the Skittles!

  4. chazzmon says: Jul 17, 2012 5:29 PM

    Why can’t these guys call a cab or get a driver? They’re even given a service by the NFL to call if they need a ride. Being a repeat offender just means you just don’t get it.

  5. steelerhypocrite says: Jul 17, 2012 5:29 PM

    The most obscured fact in this article is that he was driving an Econoline…unless it was filled with a bunch of bimbos.

  6. James Myers says: Jul 17, 2012 5:30 PM

    A Ford Econoline? Does Marshawn run “Beast Mode Elderly Transport” in his spare time?

  7. LoCoSu@%s says: Jul 17, 2012 5:30 PM

    Athletes never learn do they? It is a complete mystery to me why they dont make prior arrangements to get a ride home. I guess the effort to do this is too much..

  8. roadwash says: Jul 17, 2012 5:31 PM

    Livin in a van , down by the river!

  9. largent80 says: Jul 17, 2012 5:32 PM

    Well, duh. Dude is used to breaking tackles.

  10. hawkalougie says: Jul 17, 2012 5:33 PM

    Not condoning drunk driving for anyone, especially rich people, but that hit and run awhile back, was bs. They now say someone walked into the back of his vehicle, and was obviously trying to get money from someone who has it. Gotta love the fact that the guy gets $18 million guaranteed and buys a 2012 ford delivery van…. Oh Marshawn.

  11. jasncondit says: Jul 17, 2012 5:39 PM

    Took Beast mode too literal!

  12. buccaneer4ever says: Jul 17, 2012 5:41 PM

    Those cars tried to arm tackle him. Gotta wrap up, fellas!

  13. teal379 says: Jul 17, 2012 5:42 PM

    Dude with a candy endorsement driving around in a van. Seems legit.

  14. buccaneerz78 says: Jul 17, 2012 5:50 PM

    Winner…

  15. fdugrad says: Jul 17, 2012 6:14 PM

    Is there ANY chance Hawks put riders regarding behavior in his most recent contract? Will Hawks impose a penalty in conjunction with The Comish? It is truly fortunate some bystander has not been seriously injured or worse by these wild frat boys, in this NFL ” Offseason of Living Dangerously.”

  16. elgranderojo79 says: Jul 17, 2012 6:21 PM

    I’m guessing he had just delivered a load of “skittles”, hence the van. It is a good thing those “skittles” weren’t still there otherwise he’d have bigger problems than a DUI.

  17. pittsportsblog says: Jul 17, 2012 6:28 PM

    Now that is Beast Mode. Too many Milwaukees Best and all this time I thought he was referring to football.

  18. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 17, 2012 6:36 PM

    The fact that it’s now widely known Marshawn Lynch drives a Ford Econoline is punishment enough…

  19. ravenseattheirownpoop says: Jul 17, 2012 6:36 PM

    Nothing good EVER happens after midnight!!!

  20. jeffbye says: Jul 17, 2012 6:52 PM

    I know you have the money for it, but hell, I’LL pay for your cab ride. I’d rather my city have their starting RB.

  21. snarf1888 says: Jul 17, 2012 7:11 PM

    seriously this is getting rediculous, its all fun and games and skittle jokes until this clown kills somebody. i remember his car hit a woman in buffalo and left her with a fractured hip but he got away with it because they couldnt prove he was the one driving at that exact moment, whats it gonna take to get this loser off the roads forever? somebody getting killed/injured/paralyzed/burned to a crisp in a twisted heap of wreckage? sort it out justice system for crying out loud

  22. calihawk says: Jul 17, 2012 7:15 PM

    Last time I draft my fantasy team before training camp. I drafted both Lynch and Dez Bryant.

  23. maninbrown says: Jul 17, 2012 7:18 PM

    Look, if you’re going to drive drunk, then get arrested…at least make the story interesting. Instead of ALMOST hitting the 2 vehicles, next time make sure to hit them. I wonder if he can get skittles on his commissary in jail

  24. savannahrose44 says: Jul 17, 2012 10:40 PM

    snarf1888 says:
    Jul 17, 2012 7:11 PM
    seriously this is getting rediculous, its all fun and games and skittle jokes until this clown kills somebody. i remember his car hit a woman in buffalo and left her with a fractured hip but he got away with it because they couldnt prove he was the one driving at that exact moment, whats it gonna take to get this loser off the roads forever? somebody getting killed/injured/paralyzed/burned to a crisp in a twisted heap of wreckage? sort it out justice system for crying out loud

    This is just wrong. Lynch struck the pedestrian in a crosswalk while making a right turn on a red. The woman was treated for a cut on her leg (stitches) and released from the hospital the same night and reported for work the following day. She only claimed her injuries were worse after learning it was an NFL players vehicle that struck her at which point she hired 2 personal injury attorneys and tried to file an injury lawsuit. The entire incident was caught on police surveillance cameras. Witnesses testified she did not have any major injuries, even the police testified that she had only minor injuries. Thus Lynch was not charged with a greater crime, but was fined $100 and had his license and registration revoked. The injury suit was dropped and she instead filed for negligence which was least honest as there is no reason he should have fled the scene.

  25. commonsensedude says: Jul 17, 2012 10:59 PM

    He easily could have killed or seriously injured people. The same could be said for any of the many other players who have recently been caught up in DUIs. Given the frequency with which this happens, it’s only going to be a matter of time before the NFLs image really takes a major hit when a drunk driving player kills somebody else.

    Roger Goodell wants to be the law and order Commish and lays down the law on everything from questionable hits to possible bounties to teams breaking “unwritten rules.” NOW is the time for Goodell to show leadership and address this DUI wave before one of his players is responsible for a tragedy.

  26. jacksonjames4 says: Jul 17, 2012 11:04 PM

    well he did hit people, or should i say peoples when he was in buffalo driving drunk, so it could be worse

  27. freedomispopular says: Jul 17, 2012 11:31 PM

    I’m kinda surprised he wasn’t driving a golf cart.

  28. TylerHills says: Jul 18, 2012 12:08 AM

    He has a habit of failing to be a good (and sober) driver. He hit some car when he was in Buffalo. I almost want to say it was an old ladies car but I dont remember. One thing for sure tho, that offense needs to help him out a bit. He can’t be the only productive player for them again.

  29. flyerscup2010 says: Jul 18, 2012 1:13 AM

    what in the world was he doing driving an econo van? that’s so awesome

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