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Moon arrested in Seattle suburb for drunken driving

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback
Warren Moon was arrested for investigation of drunken driving after
a trooper stopped him for allegedly speeding, the State Patrol
said.

Moon, 50, was stopped at about 2 a.m. Friday in downtown
Kirkland, State Patrol Trooper Courtney Stewart said Tuesday.

The former University of Washington and Seattle Seahawks
quarterback was arrested and taken to the Kirkland Police
Department for processing, and was later released. His vehicle was
impounded, Stewart said.

The Tacoma News Tribune revealed last night that state records show that Moon's blood-alcohol level was measured at .068 percent and .067 percent in breath tests conducted at 3:36 and 3:39 a.m. on April 6. The legal limit in Washington is .08 percent; however, charges could still be filed if prosecutors decide that the driver was impaired.

The case has been forwarded to King County prosecutors to decide if criminal charges will be filed, Stewart said.

Moon played 17 seasons and 208 games in the NFL with the Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs. When he retired after the 2001 season, Moon ranked third in passing
attempts, completions, yardage and total offense.

He entered the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, in August, and has
been an analyst on Seahawks' radio broadcasts for the past three
seasons.

In 1978, Moon led Washington to a 27-20 Rose Bowl victory over
Michigan. Before moving to the NFL in 1984, Moon led the Canadian
Football League's Edmonton Eskimos to five straight Grey Cup
victories.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.