Law enforcement officials do not discriminate when making an arrest for driving under the influence. Anyone who gets behind the wheel after drinking or using drugs will face the same possibility of an arrest and conviction. This is true for prominent people, those who have had legal problems in the past and anyone in between. A DUI conviction can cause major problems in anyone’s life, but if it is a younger person, it is a situation that can lead to lifelong challenges. This is especially true for someone who is underage and is just beginning college.
According to reports, a college football player for the University of Georgia was arrested for DUI and other charges. The student-athlete plays on the defensive line, stands 6 feet 6 inches and weighs 285 pounds. He was an award winner in high school, a highly-recruited player and the fourth-ranked prospect in the 2019 class.
According to the arrest report, he was stopped in the early morning hours and booked after 4 a.m. He faces charges of failing to maintain his lane, possessing alcohol while underage and DUI. This will have a negative impact on his freshman season, as he is likely to be suspended, delaying the start of his college football career.
Being arrested for DUI is a difficult situation to be in, especially for someone who is underage. If that person is already relatively well-known because of certain accomplishments, athletic or otherwise, it can mar their future in myriad ways. While the mere arrest can cause problems in the person’s life, it is still important to deal with the charges so there can be limited damage to the future. A conviction can mean lost driving privileges, jail time, fines and more. It is important to understand all available options after a DUI arrest.