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Marshawn Lynch arrested on suspicion of DUI in Las Vegas

Aug. 9, 2022 Updated Tue., Aug. 9, 2022 at 4:53 p.m.

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch runs for a 67-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints during an NFC wild-card playoff game in Seattle on January 8, 2011.  (Tribune News Service)
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch runs for a 67-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints during an NFC wild-card playoff game in Seattle on January 8, 2011. (Tribune News Service)
By Adam Jude Seattle Times

Former Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch has been arrested in Las Vegas on suspicion of driving under the influence, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced Tuesday.

Police conducted a vehicle stop near Las Vegas Boulevard for a suspected driver impairment.

“Through the course of the investigation, officers determined that Lynch was impaired and conducted an arrest,” LVMPD said in a statement on Twitter. “Lynch was transported to the Las Vegas City Jail and booked for driving under the influence.”

Lynch was arrested at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, according to Las Vegas police.

Lynch’s bail was set at $3,381, according to jail records. He was cited for “liquor and/or drugs”; failure/refusal to surrender; failure to drive in a travel lane; and the vehicle he was driving was not registered, according to LVMPD.

The arrest comes 10 years after Lynch was arrested on suspicion of DUI near his hometown of Oakland, California, in January 2012. Lynch eventually pleaded guilty to reckless driving and was ordered to pay a $1,080 fine and attend six driver-safety classes in California and received two years’ probation.

Lynch, 36, was a four-time Pro Bowler and a first-team All Pro with the Seahawks in 2012. He played his final NFL game with the Seahawks in January 2020.

Lynch’s arrest comes one day after the Seahawks announced he would join the team in a special correspondent role, in which he would “produce creative content for a variety of projects.”

Since retiring from the NFL, Lynch has been active in a number of entrepreneurial pursuits. He owns his own clothing line, Beast Mode, and he is a minority owner of the NHL’s Seattle Kraken.

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