Georgia RB Trevor Etienne was arrested on charges of DUI, reckless driving and two other misdemeanors

ATHENS, Ga. — Trevor Etienne, a runner who transferred from Florida to Georgia after last season, was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of drunken driving, reckless driving and two other misdemeanors.

Etienne was booked into the Athens-Clarke County Jail at 4:35 a.m. and taken into custody less than an hour later, according to online jail records.

The four charges as listed on the prison website:

  • DUI/Alcohol/Less Safe.
  • Reckless driving.
  • Failure to maintain lane/improper driving on the road.
  • Paste materials that reduce the visibility of windows/windshields.

No further details were immediately known as of late Sunday morning.

Georgia policy typically calls for a one-game suspension for drunk driving arrests, and it can be longer if the team or athletic department so decides. Georgia opens its season against Clemson in Atlanta on August 31.

“We are aware of the charges and are currently working to gather additional information,” the university said in a statement provided to it. The athlete. “This is a pending legal matter and we will have no further comment at this time.”

The Georgia football program has seen a series of traffic and speed-related incidents in the past year, which came to prominence after the crash that claimed the lives of player Devin Wheelock and team employee Chandler LeCroy. This is the first known arrest since last summer.

Etienne was Florida's second leading rusher as a sophomore last year. He transferred to Georgia in December, hoping to be a veteran presence on top of a young backfield. Georgia is two weeks away from spring practice.

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