WKU FOOTBALL | DL Jaylon George Arrested For DUI

11/20/2017 04:12 PM

WKU football defensive lineman Jaylon George was arrested Saturday night in Bowling Green and charged with careless driving and a DUI.

George, 20, was booked in the Warren County Regional Jail at 3:43 a.m. Saturday and released at 9:46 a.m.

In the incident report obtained by Spectrum News, an office saw George driving a vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex off the 31-W Bypass in Bowling Green around 2:37 a.m. Saturday. George pulled out of the parking lot, nearly causing a crash and then pulled out at a high rate of speed.

Once the officer pulled George over, he reported he could smell marijuana and noticed that George had “blood shot eyes with a glassy gloss like appearance.”

The report says that George admitted to drinking one beer two hours prior and agreed to a field sobriety test.

The officer reported that George’s pupils were dilated and he had “a very slow reaction to light” and that he could “smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from his person.” George told the officer that his shoulder and hip were sore and he wasn’t sure he could balance for that portion of the field sobriety test.

George submitted to a breathalyzer test which detected a low presence of alcohol. The officer then asked George to submit to an “additional advanced roadside impaired driving standard field sobriety test”. George agreed and the officer wrote in the report he “observed clues indication impairment associated with marijuana use.”

As the officer was arresting him, George admitted he had been smoking marijuana and during a search, the officer found marijuana residue in his hoodie pocket.

George was taken to the Medical Center for a blood test and then transported to the Warren County Regional Jail.

George is a redshirt sophomore and has played in five games this season for the Hilltoppers and recorded two tackles. He transferred to WKU after the 2016 season from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. He is an Atlanta, Georgia native.

WKU Head Coach Mike Sanford said in his weekly Monday press conference, “Post-game we had an issue with Jaylon George and Jaylon is a great young man. He made a mistake. Made a significant mistake. Jaylon was very good in the way he went about communicating with myself and with Coach [Jimmy] Lindsey and our staff, but there will be punishment for that and that will be handled here in the next, you know, probably in the next couple of hours, to be quite honest, because more information has come back, so Jaylon has made a mistake and we are not accepting of that mistake and we don’t think that represents our program well and we’ll make sure that we communicate that punishment going forward.”

The Hilltoppers beat rival Middle Tennessee Friday night 41-38 in triple overtime.


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