The father of NFL star Patrick Mahomes is facing up to 10 years in prison after being arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) this past weekend.
According to jail records, this would be Mahomes Sr.’s third such arrest with two others taking place in 2018 and 2012.
The 2018 charges led to a guilty plea and the elder Mahomes was sentenced to 40 days in jail which was served on weekends.
This latest arrest took place in Smith County, Texas. Under Texas law, a third or subsequent DWI offense is a third-degree felony, which carries a potential sentence of 2 to 10 years in prison. This means that Mahomes Sr. could be facing a significant amount of jail time if convicted.
Patrick Mahomes Father Had Open Beer Can During Arrest
Texas law is going to wreak havoc on the Mahomes family if the Kansas City Chief’s quarterback sees his father heading off to prison for a decade.
Mahomes Sr. is 53-years-old.
Details of the arrest have now emerged and things aren’t looking very good.
The New York Post reports that Patrick Mahomes Sr. admitted to police that he “had a few beers while watching a game at a local bar.”
Police also indicate he was caught driving with an open 16-ounce Coors beer in the center console.
According to the police affidavit, Patrick Mahomes’ father also failed a field sobriety test.
“Based on the totality of the circumstances,” the arresting officer wrote. “I believed Patrick was impaired to a perceptible degree while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.”
Patrick Mahomes and his Kansas City Chiefs are 1.5-point underdogs to the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII. TMZ reports that despite the arrest, Mahomes Sr. has no travel restrictions placed upon him and he could still be in attendance to watch his son possibly capture his third championship.