Razorbacks' Stumon faces DWI charge

June 14, 2010

Authorities say Arkansas fullback Van Stumon has been charged with drunken driving and other offenses after an early morning traffic stop in Fayetteville.

The 22-year-old Stumon was arrested Saturday, booked into the Washington County Jail and released later in the morning on $1,200 bond.

A police report said Stumon was pulled over about 2:20 a.m. after officers saw him make an improper turn, drive over a curb into a parking lot and park his car erratically. According to the report, Stumon failed a field sobriety test and registered 0.10 percent on a blood-alcohol test.

He was charged with DWI, careless driving, making an improper U-turn and making an improper lane change. He is scheduled to appear July 16 in Fayetteville District Court.

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Zack Higbee, a spokesman for the Arkansas athletics program, said coach Bobby Petrino is handling the matter.


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