Things have gone from bad to worse for Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch as it was reported on Wednesday that the Pro-Bowl back will indeed be charged with DUI after being arrested this past Sunday for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Alameda County DA spokesperson confirms Lynch will be charged for DUI and having blood alcohol content of .008 or higher #Seahawks— Dave Softy Mahler (@Softykjr) July 18, 2012
According to an incident report released by the California Highway Patrol on Tuesday, Lynch was seen driving a Ford Econoline van, nearly colliding with two other vehicles while weaving in and out of lanes.
Authorities say Lynch was pulled over around 3:20 a.m. PT Saturday in Emeryville. After field sobriety tests came up suspicious, Lynch was arrested and booked. He took a chemical test instead of a blood test.
Lynch signed a four-year contract in March worth $31 million, $18 million of that guaranteed. Lynch's prior history of legal troubles may force the NFL to suspend him, but that remains unclear at this point.
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