NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing was arrested early Friday in greater Nashville, law enforcement said.
Williamson County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sharon Puckett told USA TODAY Downing was arrested by the Tennessee Highway Patrol on charges including DUI and speeding.
Downing, 42, was stopped in Williamson County along Interstate 65 near Moores Lane, about 15 miles south of downtown Nashville. According to a preliminary report, a trooper was patrolling I-65 southbound about 2:30 a.m. when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.
The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver, who was identified as Downing, highway patrol Sgt. Alex Campbell told USA TODAY in an email.
“The trooper observed signs of impairment and the smell of an intoxicant coming from the vehicle,” the report says.
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Downing was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and booked into the Williamson County Jail. He was released on bond at 6:46 a.m. Friday, Puckett said.
It was not immediately known whether he had obtained an attorney.
The Titans defeated the Green Bay Packers 27-17 in Wisconsin Thursday night and returned home after the win.
Downing is in his second year as the Titans’ offensive coordinator and has been with the team since 2019. Before that, he worked for the Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions and St. Louis Rams. The Minnesota native was hired for his first offensive coordinator job with the Raiders in 2017.
The Titans did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Tennessean, part of the USA TODAY Network.
Contributing: Nick Suss, Nashville Tennessean
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