Authorities have reported that Patrick Mahomes Sr., the father of NFL star Patrick Mahomes II, was arrested for driving while impaired (DWI) after being found with an open can of beer in his car. The incident took place on Saturday night in Tyler, Texas, and has raised concerns about his behavior and potential legal consequences.
Patrick Mahomes Sr. was arrested for DWI after being found with an open beer can in his car, raising concerns about potential legal consequences and drawing attention as his son, Patrick Mahomes II, prepares for the Super Bowl.
Allegations and Arrest
According to the arrest affidavit from the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, Mahomes Sr. was pulled over for driving with expired tags and was subsequently found with an open 16-ounce Coors beverage in his car’s center console. The arresting officer stated that Mahomes Sr. admitted to consuming alcohol at a local bar before driving. Additionally, he allegedly failed field sobriety tests, leading the officer to believe that he was impaired while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.
This is not the first time Mahomes Sr. has faced a DWI charge, and if convicted, he could potentially face up to 10 years behind bars due to the felony nature of the offense. Despite the arrest, he will reportedly be allowed to travel to watch his son play in the upcoming Super Bowl, as no travel ban was imposed as part of the conditions of his bond.
While Patrick Mahomes II has not publicly commented on the matter, he is expected to address the media later in the week as part of Super Bowl activities. The incident has drawn attention as the star quarterback prepares for one of the biggest games of the year.