On behalf of Raymond V. Giudice, P.C. posted in Drunk Driving on Friday, November 9, 2012
A former member of the University of Georgia football team has reportedly been charged with drunk driving following a late-night police stop and arrest in the Atlanta metro area. He also faces other criminal charges including an improper lane change and the failure to dim his headlights.
The DUI arrest is not the first legal trouble for 24-year-old Caleb King. The former UGA running back was arrested in August for allegedly assaulting a man and causing him to suffer serious injuries. In addition, he has previously been arrested for failing to appear at a scheduled Atlanta court hearing on a speeding ticket.
His most recent arrest took place just after midnight in Buford, Georgia, which is about 40 miles northeast of Atlanta. According to police reports, King was driving behind a police officer when he reportedly flashed his high-beam headlights. The officer looked back and allegedly saw that King's vehicle was over the center line, driving half in his lane and half in the lane of oncoming traffic.
When the officer stopped King's vehicle, he allegedly noticed that the former running back smelled of alcohol. King reportedly told the officer that he had been drinking, but he later refused to submit to a breath test. He was arrested and charged with DUI, failure to dim headlights and improper lane change.
King reportedly remains in jail on bond, and it is not yet known how he will plead when he is arraigned on his DUI and other charges. Hopefully, he is able to get his life and football career back on track when his legal troubles are over.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Former UGA running back Caleb King charged with DUI," Alexis Stevens, Nov. 9, 2012