Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Dan Hampton has been arrested in Indiana on a drunken driving charge.
Hornby, 66, of Crown Point, Ind., was booked into the Lake County Jail on Monday, where his bond was set at $1,000, Officer Michael McClure of the sheriff’s office said.
McClure said that police had pulled over the Hummer early Monday for not having headlights, and that after testing the vehicle with a breathalyzer, Hampton blew a .171 on the breathalyzer.
A Michigan man, Robert Voorhis, also 54, of Beavercreek, Ohio, was driving Hampton’s vehicle at the time, McClure said. Voorhis was also arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Hampton was released on a $1,000 bond and Voorhis was released on a $500 bond, McClure said.
Neither Hampton nor Voorhis had hired lawyers as of Wednesday, McClure said.
In a statement released by his agent, Jerry Simon, Hampton apologized for “making a bad decision and I will be working with authorities to handle this matter.”
If convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, Hampton could face up to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine. If convicted of a Class D felony, Hampton could be sentenced to between six months and three years in prison and a $2,500 fine.
Hampton retired in 1997. He went to four Pro Bowls with the Bears and was a member of the 1984 championship team. Hampton is considered one of the greatest defensive linemen of his era.