*UPDATE* Former UT quarterback Vince Young arrested for DWI

The former NFL signal caller was arrested early Monday morning.

*Update 4:45 pm 1/26/16*

According to Gary Susswein, with The University of Texas, "Vince Young will continue to be an employee of The University of Texas at Austin. We are working directly with Mr. Young to address the issues related to this situation, as we would with any employee."

Austin police have arrested Vince Young on suspicion of drinking and driving.

The former UT quarterback left the Travis County Jail Monday morning under the cover of a garage and was whisked away in a black SUV.

He is facing a misdemeanor DWI charge after an APD officer says he witnessed several indicators of intoxicated driving.

Court paperwork shows the officer first spotted Young's truck on the southbound service road of I-35 and 6th street Sunday night.

The officer says Young delayed going forward once the light turned green. The officer then noted that young failed to use his turn signal to merge onto the interstate. Once on I-35 the officer says Young continuously drifted inside his lane.

Young was pulled over near 51st Street. The officer began administering a field sobriety test, but says after Young lost his balance during the walk and turn portion, he refused further testing.

Young also refused to provide a breath and blood sample. However, APD obtained blood through a search warrant.

Officers say Young admitted to drinking three or four beers at the W.

Young is also quoted as misjudging the time of day telling officers it was early, 2:30 a.m., when it was actually 11:20 p.m.

The sheriff's office says Young did not get preferential treatment while in jail. Mothers Against Drunk Driving Executive Director Jaime Gutierrez told FOX 7 by phone, that he hopes that trend will continue if Young is convicted.

"We're very disappointed anytime someone is arrested on suspicion of DWI, especially when that person may be considered a role model," Gutierrez said.

Since 2014, Young has held the job title of diversity and community engagement officer for program alumni relations at UT. He raises money to aid first-generation and low-income students.

In March he was recognized as Austin's Fab Five by the Seedling Foundation for making a difference in the lives of at-risk children.

He has also served as a guest speaker with the Travis County Youthful Offender Support Court.

Gutierrez reminds drinking and driving can lead to terrible results. Texas leads in the nation in DWI deaths.

"With so many options available today, you know, you've got taxis, the transportation network companies are out there and can provide you a safe ride home. There's really no excuse to drink and drive," said Gutierrez.

UT Vice President of Diversity and Community Engagement Gregory J. Vincent, release this statement regarding Young's arrest.

The University of Texas at Austin and the Department of Diversity and Community Engagement expect our employees to behave appropriately and lawfully, both on and off campus.  We are aware of Vince Young’s situation and are working with UT’s human resources department to determine any appropriate action, given Mr. Young’s position with UT Austin and DDCE. Mr. Young has been in contact with his immediate supervisor and understands the gravity of the situation.

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