University of Arkansas Razorbacks freshman quarterback Cole Kelly was accused of reckless driving, and driving while intoxicated on Sunday.
In the early morning hours of November 12, Kelly was driving in his Toyota Tundra when a nearby officer spotted him as he made impact with a curb. When the vehicle struck the barrier both passenger wheels allegedly lifted off the street onto the curb, and Kelly continued driving.
The officer at the scene who reported that he had witnessed the vehicle hitting the curb responded by pulling Kelly over. He stated that when he approached and greeted Kelly he noticed that his eyes were watery and bloodshot.
The officer suspected Kelly was intoxicated and asked him to perform standard field sobriety tests. His execution of the tasks did not meet passing standards, and when asked to submit to a breathalyzer test Kelly declined consent.
Kelly was taken into custody early Sunday morning to the Washington County Detention Center where he complied with a urine sample request for testing.
In addition to DWI and reckless driving allegations, Kelly has been charged with an implied consent violation for refusing the roadside breath test. His court date has been set for December 15.
Razorback Head Coach Bret Bielema announced on Monday that that Cole Kelly has been put on suspension prohibiting all team activity for an indefinite period of time.
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