You may not remember when it happened, but ex-NFL star Darren McFadden had an ugly DUI arrest back in early 2019. The star running back was caught behind the wheel of a running SUV, totally asleep while in the drive drive- thru at a Whataburger in McKinney, Texas. Well now the bodycam footage has finally been revealed by TMZ, and it’s crazy.
As you can see, Darren seemed completely schloggered, slumped over behind the wheel passed out. At first the cops just yelled at Darren, knocking on the car and tapping the window. At that point they seemed to take it lightly… then all of a sudden Darren’s foot must’ve come off the brake, and the big SUV rammed into the side of the restaurant. That’s when everything went haywire!
The cops, in real danger of being run over by Darren’s out of control SUV, started frantically punching the window with their flashlights, one on each side of the car. Darren still didn’t hear their commands, which at that point sounded like desperate pleas.
It wasn’t until they managed to burst the glass on Darren’s vehicle that the NFL star woke up. And when he did, he was very combative and looking for a fight. He wouldn’t obey police commands and had to be pulled from the vehicle by force.
It seemed Darren McFadden would not give in until he got a clear look at police tasers and police pistols. He ended up blowing a .15 on the police BAC test, almost twice the legal limit. He was charged with DUI and resisting arrest, but over a year later in February 2020, plead out to the DUI, as the resisting arrest charged was dropped.
He did a total of 4 days in jail over the incident and lost his license for 90 days. Looks like everybody got lucky that day… the public, the cops on the scene and even Darren. He could’ve totally been shot that night – we all know police shootings have been triggered over less. Until the next time it drips….