Vikes’ Felton DWI Arrest: New Details Released

| Jul 18, 2012 | DWI, Minnesota News |

When fullback Jerome Felton was found having difficulty maintaining his balance, staggering everywhere due to the consumption of alcohol, he was arrested for DWI in a drive-thru. This is according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office.

Authorities received a call regarding an intoxicated driver in the drive-thru lane of the Prairie Center Drive McDonald’s in Eden Prairie on June 2, 2012 at 3 a.m. When officers approached the car, they found Felton sitting in the driver side seat, talking on his cell phone. Officers noted that he was mumbling and had very slurred speech as he spoke. The odor of alcohol was also radiating from the interior of the car.

When officers asked Felton for his driver’s license, Felton fumbled with his license with it falling to the ground due to poor motor skills. After conducting the standard field sobriety tests, Felton was arrested for second-degree DWI. An aggravating factor was added to the charge, which was the refusal to take an alcohol breath test.

Felton was also charged with third-degree DWI with the aggravating factor of having one previous DWI conviction within the preceding 10 years. He was also accused of driving carelessly and was booked into the Hennepin County jail.

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