Andrew Young Arrested for DWI

Posted by: The Lush Crush on Monday, June 9th, 2014 Category Think Tanked

Andrew Young

Andrew Young, the former aide to 2008 presidential candidate John Edwards and author of the tell-all book, ‘The Politician: An Insider’s Account of John Edwards’ Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down’, has been arrested for a DWI, or driving while impaired, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

At around 11:45 pm on Sunday, June 8, 2014, police pulled over Young on Rock Quarry Road, suspecting him to be under the influence. According to the arrest report, Young was allegedly “involved in a road rage incident where he punched a vehicle.” Whoah.

When police approached the vehicle, they could immediately tell that Young was under the influence. He had red, glassy eyes and his speech was slurred. Young had been coming from a concert at Walnut Creek Amphitheater where Young later admitted to having consumed four beers.

Young refused a field sobriety test. Furthermore, one of Young’s kids was in the vehicle. Young is the father to two sons and a daughter. In some states depending on your arrest, driving drunk with a kid in the car is an automatic felony. In other cases, the drunk driver is can often be faced with child abuse charges in addition to DUI charges. Young is also being charged with misdemeanor child abuse.

Young was taken into custody but has since been released after posting a $2,000 bond. This is Young’s second DWI charge. He was previously convicted in 2006.

Young played a key witness in a trial against John Edwards, testifying that Edwards asked him to solicit donations from supporters to keep Edwards’ mistress and baby mama, Rielle Hunter, happy.

Source: WRAL


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