Police say that a former NFL star quarterback was drunk when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into another disabled truck. This caused major damage to both vehicles as well as minor injuries to a pedestrian.
The scene of the horrific crash was discovered by Florida Highway Patrol members around 7:15 a.m. Saturday. A Toyota truck in black with a flat tire was parked on the shoulder of State Road 801 in Broward County. Then, a black Tesla suddenly crashed into its backend.
Both vehicles sustained severe damage. A pedestrian was also injured in the accident. The truck struck a nearby 59-year-old man. The man was treated at the hospital for minor injuries.
Vontae, a 34-year-old professional football player, is believed to be the man driving the Tesla. While first responders and police were attending to the victims and inspecting the wreckage of the Tesla, Davis was seen curled up near the highway wall.
TMZ obtained police cam footage that shows Davis likely under the influence. Davis was unable to stay awake even after being placed in the back of a police car. His speech was also difficult to understand. Officers asked Davis where he was from and where his destination was. He mumbled an unintelligible answer, which even confused officers. However, Alejandro Avila, OutKick, deciphered it as “skookum.”
Davis later admitted to police that he was at a bar earlier in the morning and had had “two mixed drinks.” He denied that he was in a crash and refused to take a field sobriety exam.
Davis was not surprised that police were attempting to arrest him for DUI. However, they remained patient and firm with him.
Your eyes are red. Your speech is blurred. One cop observed that you can’t stay awake. He added, “You almost killed someone.”
Davis was charged with drug or alcohol DUI. Davis pled not guilty to the charges and was released on a $500 bond.
Davis enjoyed a 10-year solid career in the NFL. The Dolphins selected him in the first round in 2009 and he spent three seasons in Miami. In 2012, he was traded to Indianapolis Colts and remained there for five more seasons. He had 13 interceptions during that period and was chosen to play in two Pro Bowls. In 2018, he signed a one-year contract with the Bills, but it lasted just a few weeks. He abruptly retired from the game in September 2018 and had not been seen until his arrest.