Patrick Mahomes Sr. is formally indicted on felony drunk-driving charge after last month’s arrest: Ex-MLB pitcher and father of Super Bowl MVP faces up to 10 years in prison

Retired Major League relief pitcher Patrick Mahomes Sr. has been formally indicted on a felony drunk-driving charge after being arrested in Texas last month as his son and namesake was preparing to return to the Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The elder Mahomes was officially indicted in Smith County Texas on March 28, according to online court records, which list the charge as ‘Driving White Intoxicated 3rd or More IAT. Mahomes Sr. faces a potential 10-year sentence and up to a $10,000 fine. He was arrested by Tyler police on February 3, marking at least the third time he was picked up on a drunk-driving related charge.

Mahomes Sr. was previously sentenced to 40 days in jail in 2019 after one of his DUI offenses.

The younger Mahomes declined to discuss the arrest with reporters in Las Vegas in the days leading up to his second consecutive Super Bowl victory.

‘It’s a family matter, so I’ll keep it to the family,’ Mahomes told reporters on Super Bowl opening night. ‘That’s all I have to say.’

Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with his father after a win

Spokespeople for the Smith County District Attorney’s office declined to speak with because the case is pending.

An attorney representing Mahomes did not immediately respond to’s request for comment.

Mahomes Sr. was found with an open can of beer in his car after being pulled over, according to police. He was then taken into custody after allegedly struggling several sobriety tests.

‘Based on the totality of the circumstances, I believed Patrick was impaired to a perceptible degree while operating a motor vehicle in a public place,’ the arresting officer wrote.Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with his father after a win

Mahomes Sr. was stopped because he was driving slower than the other cars around him in a vehicle with an expired registration, police claim.

A divorced father of four, Mahomes Sr. posted a 5.34 ERA over 11 MLB seasons, during which time he was primarily used as a reliever.

Mahomes Jr. inherited his father’s passion for baseball. Not only was he a high school star in Texas, but the reigning Super Bowl MVP is also a minority owner of the Kansas City Royals.

Furthermore, Mahomes Sr.’s former Minnesota Twins teammate, retired reliever LaTroy Hawkins, is Mahomes Jr.’s godfather.

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