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Moon faces second DUI charge in less than a year

1/26/2008 - NFL Seattle Seahawks

SEATTLE -- Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon will enter a
plea Feb. 5 on charges of driving under the influence, court
officials said.

The charges stem from an arrest Dec. 28, when a Medina police
officer saw Moon's vehicle on the Highway 520 Bridge at about 2:10
a.m. and noticed it had expired tabs, said Medina police Lt. Dan
Yourboski. Moon had a valid Texas driver's license, but his driving
privileges had been revoked in Washington, Yourboski told the
Seattle Times newspaper.

The officer arrested Moon, a former quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, on
suspicion of DUI. He was taken to a Kirkland police station,
processed and released.

If Moon, 51, enters a guilty plea at his February arraignment,
he could be sentenced during that court appearance.

Moon works as a color analyst on the Seahawks' radio broadcasts.
A Seahawks spokesman said the team would defer comment until the
process is complete.

Moon pleaded guilty in August 2007 to first-degree negligent
driving and was sentenced to 40 hours of community service, a $350
fine and drug and alcohol awareness classes. Those charges stem
from an April 2007 arrest.

In that case, Moon had been pulled over for DUI, but he tested
below the legal limit for alcohol.

In August, King County District Court Judge David Steiner
suspended a 90-day jail sentence for Moon as long as he completes
the community service. He was fined $1,000 but $650 of the fine was
suspended by the judge, said Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for the King
County prosecutor's office.

Moon starred for most of his NFL career with the Houston Oilers
and played briefly for the Seattle Seahawks. He was voted most
valuable player in Washington's victory in the 1978 Rose Bowl, and
was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, in 2006.