Chicago Bears and former University of Texas running back Cedric Benson was arrested and charged with drunken driving in downtown Austin, police said.
Austin police spokeswoman Veneza Aguinaga said Benson was stopped overnight at 5th and Colorado Streets for a traffic violation and refused a breathalyzer and blood test.
Benson was arrested and taken to the Travis County Jail. He was released around 9 a.m. this morning on bond, jail officials said.
The arrest comes a month after Benson was arrested on Lake Travis on charges of boating while intoxicated and resisting arrest, both class B misdemeanors. Those cases are still pending.
Benson was a first-round Bears draft pick in 2005 and started 11 games last season for the team. At the University of Texas, he was a four-year starter and ranks as the school’s second all-time rusher with 5,540 yards.
06-08-2008 03:45 AM
Re: Cedric Benson needs a designated driver
Cedric Benson needs a motivational speaker to tell him if he keeps this up he's gonna be livin in a van down by the river....