Hawkeye defensive back arrested for drunken driving

Truitt cited after traffic stop in downtown Iowa City

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa defensive back Omar Truitt was arrested for drunken driving over the weekend.

According to an Iowa City police criminal complaint, an officer initiated a traffic stop on Truitt at the intersection of Iowa Avenue and Linn streets in downtown Iowa City around 12:40 a.m. Sunday. Police said an odor of alcohol was coming from Truitt’s vehicle.

A field sobriety test showed signs of intoxication, as did an additional sobriety test at the police station, police said. Breath tests showed Truitt had a blood alcohol content of .091 percent, above the legal limit of .08 percent. He faces one count of drunken driving, a serious misdemeanor.

Truitt, 19, a native of Fort Washington, Md., has yet to play in a game at Iowa. He redshirted in 2014 and didn’t play last season as a redshirt freshman after going through surgery for an undisclosesd injury in August.

According to a statement, UI athletics department officials are in the process of gathering facts on Truitt’s arrest. He is subject to established university protocol in regards to the UI student life code of conduct and team rules and regulations set for members of the football program.

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