New York Jets rookie linebacker Dylan Donahue was arrested for driving while intoxicated early Monday morning after heading the wrong way into the center tube of the Lincoln Tunnel and crashing head-on into a jitney bus. He injured four people including a 2-year-old infant in the accident, which took place around 2am, according to Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo.
Donahue and a passenger apparently were not injured. It has been reported that a Port Authority police officer on the Weehawken side of the tunnel saw Donahue drive a Dodge Charger around traffic cones and into the center tunnel against traffic, Pentangelo added. Then, he crashed into the bus that had 15 people on board.
While none of the injuries are believed to be serious, the guy still drove the wrong way in the Lincoln tunnel! The 25-year-old player failed sobriety tests and breath tests, after blowing a .15 on a breathalyzer. Donahue was then charged with a DWI and reckless driving. Of course.
Though it is not known who is his attorney, Donahue has been scheduled for a March 13 court date in Weehawken, New Jersey.
“We are aware of the situation,” a Jets spokesman said in a statement following the incident. “This is a pending legal matter and we will have no further comment.”
Donahue was a fifth-round draft pick of the Jets in the 2017 Draft, and only managed to play in four games before he suffered a season-ending elbow injury. He is the second Jets member to be arrested this offseason. On Jan. 19, wide receiver Robby Anderson was arrested on nine charges, including three felonies, in Sunrise, Florida, after he was stopped driving 105 mph in a 45 zone and threatened the officer’s wife. He pleaded not guilty.