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Former Dallas Cowboys Player Arrested After Falling Asleep In Whataburger Drive-Thru

Retired running back Darren McFadden was charged with driving while intoxicated

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After being found fast asleep in the drive-thru of a McKinney Whataburger, former Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden was charged with driving while intoxicated.

McFadden was arrested on Monday after employees at the Whataburger in McKinney called police on a man sleeping in his car in the drive-thru lane, according to ESPN. Considering that the food at Whataburger’s hangover-busting capabilites are all but scientifically proven, it’s frankly more surprising that more people aren’t found passed out in the drive-thru of their local outpost while waiting for an order of freshly-made taquitos.

Court records indicate that McFadden appeared before a judge in Collin County on Monday, who ordered that McFadden’s vehicle be outfitted with an ignition interlock, or a device that can measure a person’s blood alcohol content before engine will start. The case has since been closed.

While there’s no disputing the appeal of late-night, drunken Whataburger, McFadden’s case is yet further proof that it’s essential to have a designated driver behind the wheel.