Posted on March 9th, 2012
Senior defensive lineman for the University of Illinois, Justin Staples, has been suspended indefinitely from the football team after being arrested for drunk driving last month.
Head Coach Tim Beckman originally suspended Staples for two weeks during winter workouts but has since decided to increase the suspension. He is currently practicing with the team but Beckman says he will miss games.
Staples was arrested on February 9 on South Neil Street. His blood alcohol level was registered at 0.157, nearly two times over the legal limit. His court date was scheduled for today. The sociology major has played in all 13 games last season, totaling 16 tackles, one sack, and two pass breakups.
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Posted on August 9th, 2011
University of Illinois linebacker Ashante Williams was arrested early last Saturday morning at around 1:30 a.m. for driving under the influence.
The football player was arrested just off of the university’s campus in Urbana. Williams became a drunk driving suspect after an officer pulled him over for a separate traffic violation.
Police reports indicate that the linebacker had a difficult time completing a field sobriety test and admitted to having consumed alcohol. Officers took Williams to the Champaign County Jail. He was released just hours later on a $100 bail.
Officials with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Fighting Illini football team have indefinitely suspended Williams from playing.
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Posted on July 28th, 2011
Earlier this month, a Rantoul man was arrested and charged with drunk driving after driving the wrong way on U.S. 45. Champaign County deputies responded to a call about a possible drunk driver at around 1 a.m. The driver was reported to be near Leverett Road.
A deputy found him turning off the road and traveling south onto the northbound lane of the highway. The officer says he used lights and sirens to try to pull the driver over, but he continued, made a U-turn, and entered the southbound lane of the highway traveling northbound.
The chase ended after the deputy found the 41-year old driver’s vehicle wrecked in a ditch. After refusing to submit a breath test, the driver was arrested on the suspicion of DUI.
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