Cops repeatedly tried to wake ex-Dallas Cowboy Darren McFadden ahead of DWI arrest before car veered into restaurant wall, video reveals

Darren McFadden, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys, in March 2015.
Darren McFadden, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys, in March 2015.(Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Former NFL running back Darren McFadden appeared to sleep through repeated attempts by police to wake him ahead of his DWI arrest last year — before his car veered into the side of a restaurant.
Police body camera footage obtained by TMZ and posted Monday shows officers knocking on the ex-Dallas Cowboy’s window and questioning whether he’s alive in his SUV outside a Whataburger in January 2019.
An officer is seen shaking the car, and McFadden’s foot appears to slip off the brake. The car then rolls into the side of the Whataburger, and officers begin smashing his windows.
McFadden woke up and didn’t immediately get out of the vehicle. The officers ultimately pointed a gun and a taser at him, TMZ reports, and McFadden got on the ground, where he was handcuffed.
McFadden was later charged with resisting arrest and with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15 or greater.
In February, McFadden, 32, pleaded guilty to DWI. He was sentenced to four days behind bars but was given credit for one day already served. The resisting arrest charge was dismissed.
McFadden played 10 seasons in the NFL, including seven with the Oakland Raiders before three in Dallas.

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