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Charges filed in Marshawn Lynch DUI case

A day after receiving a report from the California Highway Patrol, the Alameda County District Attorney’s office has filed charges against Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Lynch, 26, was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on Saturday morning when a police officer observed him driving north on Interstate 880 in Oakland, weaving in and out of lanes in a white Ford Van, and nearly colliding with two cars.

After failing a preliminary sobriety test, Lynch was taken into custody and transported to Alameda County Sheriff department’s north county jail in Oakland. Lynch submitted to a breathalyzer test, and the test came back positive that his blood alcohol content level was over the state’s legal limit of 0.08.

Teresa Drenick, director of communications for the district attorney’s office, said Lynch still has an arraignment date of Aug. 14, although that could change at the request of his attorney.

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Marshawn Lynch arrested on suspicion of DUI

According to a report by the San Jose Mercury News, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Saturday evening morning by the California Highway Patrol.

A team spokesman said the Seahawks are aware of the situation and still gathering information.

According to the report, Lynch, who signed a four-year, $32 million deal to remain in Seattle this offseason, was taken to Santa Rita Jail, where he was cited and released.

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