Vikings fullback arrested at McDonald’s drive-thru

Chris Chase
June 5, 2012

Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton was arrested over the weekend for driving while intoxicated. Or, more appropriately, he was arrested for idling while waiting for a late-night Big Mac.

The 25-year-old was stopped at 3 a.m. while in a drive-thru lane at a McDonald's near Minneapolis. Police were responding to a report of an intoxicated man behind the wheel.

According to Judd Zulgad of ESPN1500, Felton was booked for second-degree driving while intoxicated with an aggravating factor of refusal to take an alcohol breath test. He was booked and released on $12,000 bond.

In the annals of trouble for NFLers at fast food restaurant drive-thru lines, this will be but a mere footnote to the 2006 arrest of Detroit Lions assistant coach Joe Cullen, who was cited for sitting at a Wendy's window while naked in his car. That incident, plus a subsequent DUI arrest, earned Cullen a $20,000 suspension.

Felton signed a one-year deal with the Vikings in March and is expected to enter the 2012 season as the team's fullback.

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