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Ex-NFL running back Marshawn Lynch drove off highway, hit boulder in previous Las Vegas crash, police say

Case separate from August arrest

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch drove off the highway and hit a boulder in a February crash that led to a high quality, Las Vegas police write in information the 8 News Now I-Team obtained Tuesday.

Lynch, 36, was driving on Tropicana Avenue close to Santoro Drive round 4 a.m. on Feb. 22 when his Lamborghini “collided with landscaping and a fence,” police wrote in a report.

Officers stated the automotive veered off the highway, hit a curb, and traveled about 50 ft earlier than stopping on high of a rock in a landscaped space.

An individual on the scene initially instructed officers Lynch was not driving, police stated. Police had issued a quotation to an individual, however these citations “were voided due to the fact it was proven [that person] was not the driver at the time of the collision,” police wrote.

Police stated the precise driver, later recognized as Lynch, was seen strolling away from the crash after which “returned and began attempting to remove the vehicle from the landscape area.”

FILE – Marshawn Lynch stands on the sphere earlier than an NFL soccer sport between the Buffalo Bills and the Indianapolis Colts in Orchard Park, N.Y., Nov. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

Several days after the crash, police met with Lynch who owned as much as driving, they wrote in the report. Lynch instructed officers he was new to the realm.

Lynch additionally instructed officers he left the realm “to avoid being placed on video,” the report stated.

Lynch was cited in the crash and was not arrested. Officers stated he was not impaired.

Court information present Lynch pleaded nolo contendere to a cost of stopping, standing, or parking prohibited in specified locations, a misdemeanor. A choose ordered him to pay a $750 high quality.

“This is a non-story. Marshawn addressed this matter many months ago and was found responsible for a parking violation,” Lynch’s attorneys Richard Schonfeld and David Chesnoff stated in an announcement to eight News Now concerning the incident.

On Aug. 9, Las Vegas Metro police arrested Lynch on suspicion of DUI after a visitors cease at Fairfield and West Utah avenues round 7:30 in the morning.

Officers stated they discovered Lynch “asleep behind the wheel with the vehicle in an undrivable condition.” The automotive, a 2020 Shelby GT500 Coupe, was unregistered, police stated.

Lynch is going through costs of DUI liquor and/or medicine, failure or refusal to give up proof of insurance coverage, driving an unregistered car, and failure to drive in a journey lane.

“Marshawn was not pulled over for a DUI,” Lynch’s attorneys stated in an announcement concerning Lynch’s August arrest. “Rather the vehicle was safely parked and not in operation. We are confident that when all evidence is presented, this will not be a DUI under Nevada law. Marshawn appreciates and is thankful for everyone’s concern and support.”

Nevada legislation states an individual sitting in the driving force’s seat of a car is deemed “in physical control,” of the car.

Lynch most just lately performed for the Seattle Seahawks and performed for the then-Oakland Raiders for the 2017-2018 season.

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