Police report former Colts quarterback Jack Trudeau was ‘verbally abusive’ during OWI arrest

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Jack Trudeau 2015 mug shot

Jack Trudeau 2015 mug shot

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (July 27, 2015)—Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jack Trudeau was arrested early Monday morning on a drunk driving charge.

Trudeau, 53, was booked into the Boone County Jail on several charges, including intimidation of a police officer (Class 6 felony), public intoxication (Class B misdemeanor), operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person (Class A misdemeanor), operating a vehicle while intoxicated (Class C misdemeanor), open containers in passenger compartment (Class B infraction), disregarding a police officer (Class C infraction) and disregarding automatic signal (Class C infraction).

Police said Trudeau was stopped by an officer around 10 p.m. Sunday near U.S. 421, just south of Rural Street. He was booked into jail just before 1 a.m.

According to court documents, the officer who initiated the traffic stop reported Trudeau spelled of booze and that his speech was slurred. When asked to get out of his vehicle, the officer reported Trudeau staggered and had unsteady balance.  The officer also reported finding an open beer can in the glove box of his vehicle.

A portable breath test registered Trudeau’s BAC level at .31.  Trudeau was then transferred to the ER for a blood draw. Another officer reported Trudeau cursed at him and threatened to kill him, while kicking his legs and moving around.

“Mr. Trudeau was extremely verbally abusive, repeatedly saying ‘F*** you’ and ‘You’re a mother f*****’. Further Mr. Trudeau threatened my life on multiple occasions stating, ‘I’m going to kill you,’ ‘I’m going to f***ing kill you,’ and ‘If you don’t take me out of these (handcuffs) in two seconds, I’m going to kill you,'” read court documents.

Trudeau refused to take a blood draw, so he was transported to jail. According to the probable cause, Trudeau continued to be verbally abusive.

“He stated that he was a celebrity and had powerful friends and attorneys,” read the PC.

In 2007, Trudeau was arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, after police said he hosted a graduation party for his daughter. He was offered a plea agreement and paid a fine.

Trudeau was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 1986 NFL Draft. He played mostly backup quarterback.


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