New York Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland Coliseum on Sep 17, 2017. USA TODAY Sports


Jets' Dylan Donahue Pleads Guilty To Drunk Driving

Linebacker Was Involved In February Wrong-Way Lincoln Tunnel Crash

August 01, 2018 - 4:08 pm


Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue has pleaded guilty to drunk driving following a February crash. According to TMZ, the 25-year-old rookie was involved in a wrong-way crash in the Lincoln Tunnel.

Donahue's Dodge Charger Hellcat collided with a jitney bus just before 2 a.m. on Feb. 26. He reportedly had a blood-alcohol level of .15 — nearly twice the legal limit. The bus was carrying 15 passengers at the time of the crash. Four suffered minor injuries.

The 6-foot-3, 248-pound linebacker was initially hit with four charges, but three of the charges were later dropped in exchange for pleading guilty to operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, according to TMZ.

Also according to TMZ, Donahue's license was suspended for three months, his car must be fitted with an interlock device that prevents ignition if alcohol is detected, and he must complete a DUI education program.

Donahue appeared in four games last season after being selected in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. An elbow injury ended his season.