Razorbacks' Stumon faces DWI charge

Razorbacks' Stumon faces DWI charge

Published Jun. 14, 2010 1:00 a.m. ET

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.


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