Former Texas QB Charged With DWI

Former Texas Longhorn quarterback Peter Gardere was arrested in central Austin for driving while intoxicated. Gardere was stopped by Austin Police at 17th Street and Lavaca for running a traffic light around 2:00 am Thursday. Officers detected a strong odor of alcohol and Gardere failed a field sobriety test. He was booked at Travis County Jail for Texas DWI and released around 6:00 am.

Gardere was starting quarterback for The University of Texas from 1989 to 1992, and he accumulated a 25-16 record. He earned the nickname ‘Peter the Great’ after leading the Longhorns to four straight wins over arch-rival Oklahoma.

Gardere had a short pro football career, being cut by the Seattle Seahawks and later by the New Orleans Saints. He briefly played in the Canadian Football League as a punter. Gardere currently works in commercial real estate for Stratus Properties Inc. in Austin.

If you have been arrested DWI in Travis County, Texas you will need to hire a Austin DWI lawyer to fight your Texas DWI charge and to help you try to save your driver’s license.

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