Freshman offensive lineman Denzell Dotson was arrested for DUI early Sunday morning after police stopped the vehicle he was driving on College Hill. Dotson was pulled over just after 1:15 a.m. near Colorado and D Street and arrested for driving under the influence. Dotson is underage, having turned 18 in September.
Dotson, 18, was administered a field sobriety test and blew into a portable BAC analyzer before he was arrested at about 1:18 a.m. Sunday, Hargraves said. Upon returning to the station, Dotson blew into a BAC machine and registered a blood-alcohol level in the .088 to .09 range. The legal blood-alcohol limit for minors in Washington is .02.
Dotson graduated from high school early and enrolled at the beginning of the spring semester to get a head-start on his college career. Since then, he's been working out with the team, going through all the winter conditioning fun and participating in the spring camp. He hasn't seen much action at all thus far, beyond some work with the scout team, as well as the typical position drills linemen go through during spring camp.
It's unknown whether a DUI will result in his dismissal or some other undisclosed punishment -- a suspension or extra conditioning work on the side. Leach has taken a hard-line stance on many of the other discipline issues that have popped up during his first few months, including the dismissals of Sekope Kaufusi, C.J. Mizell and T.J. Poloai.
Dotson, however, is just a few months into his college career. Mistakes happen, especially during the transition to college, but this is a pretty bad one.
We'll be back with more as it becomes available.