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Jets Linebacker Arrested for Wrong-Way DUI at Lincoln Tunnel

The Jets linebacker was arrested after driving the wrong way into the Lincoln Tunnel and hitting a bus, police said. Photo courtesy: Port Authority Police Department.

(Published Monday, Feb. 26, 2018)

What to Know

  • Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue was arrested for a wrong-way DWI at the Lincoln Tunnel early Monday

  • Police allege Donahue went around traffic cones, went the wrong way into the tunnel's center tube and hit a bus

  • Donahue played four games for the Jets in 2017 before injury cut short his season

New York Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue was arrested on DWI charges early Monday morning after allegedly driving the wrong way into the Lincoln Tunnel and hitting a bus.

Port Authority police said a driver went around traffic cones at about 2 a.m. Monday and entered the center tube of the tunnel heading eastbound, while traffic was at the time going westbound.

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The car hit a jitney with 15 passengers, of whom four were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police said Donohue, 25, failed both a sobriety test and a breath test and was taken into custody. His passenger in the car was also arrested for disorderly conduct.

Donahue, a fifth-round draft pick, signed with the Jets last May and played four games before an injury cut short his season.

The team was not immediately available to comment on his arrest.