Policeman says Marshawn Lynch appeared to be completely wasted during his DUI arrest earlier this week — sleeping on and off during questioning and smelling of booze — telling officers he stole the car he was in.
The charges are all described in new police documents, obtained by TMZ Sports Thursday.
In the report, police say they initially found Lynch around 7:25 AM on August 9 asleep at the wheel of a 2020 Shelby GT500 near the strip in Las Vegas.
According to officers in the documents, Lynch’s car was hit — missing tire and rim, while showing “dens and dings” elsewhere. They also said road markings apparently showed Lynch’s car slammed into pavement areas several times before it came to a stop.
Cops also say in the documents that when they tried to talk to Lynch, he would talk, but “then fell asleep again several times during the encounter.”
Police officers noted that Lynch had only one shoe, and claim that the smell of an “alcoholic beverage” came from the car of the former Seattle Seahawks running back.
During the stop, police say that Lynch “stated that he did not drink and he does not do drugs, but that he stole the vehicle.”
Lynch then allegedly refused to get out of the car after officers asked him to leave the ride.
The 36-year-old was finally arrested about half an hour after the stop was initiated … but cops in the documents claim he continued to be uncooperative after officers obtained a search warrant to get a blood sample from him.
“Lynch was not cooperative or willing to comply with the Search Warrant and City of Las Vegas correctional officers had to use a restraint chair to force a blood draw,” officers wrote in the police report.
Lynch was ultimately booked on multiple charges, including DUI.
Marshawn’s lawyers, Richard A. Schonfeld and David Z. Chesnoffreleased a statement on the matter Thursday afternoon … saying, “Marshawn was not pulled over for DUI. Rather the vehicle was safely parked and not in operation. We are confident that when all the evidence is presented, this will not be a DUI under Nevada law. Marshawn appreciates and am grateful for everyone’s care and support.”
The former NFL star — who retired after the 2019 season — is scheduled for a hearing in the case in December.