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A Minnesota Vikings Player Was Arrested For DWI In The McDonald's Drive-Thru Lane

The Minnesota Vikings signed Jerome Felton this offseason but, unfortunately for the fullback, his career in Minnesota is not off to a rousing start ... unless, of course, one subscribes to the notion that any publicity is good publicity.

The newly-signed fullback was arrested for driving while intoxicated over the weekend which is obviously a seriously terrible offense in its own right. It gets worse, however, as 1500 ESPN reports that the arrest happened while he was waiting in the drive-thru lane at McDonald's when it occurred.

In an e-mail Monday, an Eden Prairie police spokesperson wrote that police responded to the McDonald's on Prairie Center Drive at approximately 3 a.m. Saturday because of a report of an intoxicated driver waiting in the drive-thru lane.

Police conducted field sobriety tests on Felton.

He was arrested for second-degree driving while intoxicated with an aggravating factor of refusal to take an alcohol breath test. That is a gross misdemeanor. He also was charged with third-degree DWI with an aggravating factor of one prior DWI conviction within 10 years (gross misdemeanor); as well as careless driving (misdemeanor).

How dumb can a professional athlete be? Take a taxi ... and don't pollute your body with McDonald's when there was a Taco Bell right down the road.

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