Texas native and former NFL quarterback Vince Young was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated in early February, 2019 in Missouri City. However, Young says he is innocent. He made the statement during an appearance at the TRISTAR Houston show. "It's just an allegation," the former Heisman Trophy runner-up said when speaking about the incident.
According to safety officials from several U.S. transportation agencies, regulators should do more to mitigate the dangers of more permissive drug use in many states throughout the country. While marijuana remains illegal in Texas, officials fear that greater use of pot in places like California and Colorado will increase incidents of impaired driving. The National Transportation Safety Board is advocating that police use devices to test drug impairment.
Texas motorists who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol could be charged with DWI. There may also be a penalty for those who fail to submit to a breath test when asked by authorities to take one. The type of penalties a person may face for a DWI conviction depend on a person's prior record and circumstances specific to the case. For instance, a charge may be more serious if a child is in the car with an impaired driver.