Still on probation for impaired driving, Riders QB Vince Young gets permission to play in Canada

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Vince Young has received permission from a Texas judge to play football in Canada, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

The 33-year-old required clearance from the court because he pleaded no contest last January to driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to 18 months probation.

From the story:

Police say he admitted to drinking three or four beers on the evening of Jan. 24, 2016 when they pulled him over on the North Interstate 35 service road for driving erratically. According to the affidavit, Young had a strong odor of alcohol and slurred speech.

He struggled to complete a field sobriety test and lost balance during instructions. He refused a breathalyzer, and his blood-alcohol concentration came back 0.246 — three times the legal limit — according to the county attorney’s office.

Young completed several requirements of his probation, including attending a victim impact panel, and a 12-hour DWI education class, his attorney, Aaron Mueller, told the American-Statesman. Young still must complete 60 hours of community service and must continue to maintain a device in his vehicle that won’t start if it detects alcohol on his breath.

Young is expected to be Riders training camp when it opens next week.