Stonum pleads not guilty to drunk driving

Stonum pleads not guilty to drunk driving

Published May. 14, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Suspended Michigan receiver Darryl Stonum was maintaining his innocence Saturday following a court appearance for his drunken driving charge, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Stonum, 21, pleaded not guilty to the charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving with a suspended or revoked license at his arraignment Friday in Ann Arbor's 15th District Court.

A pretrial hearing was set for May 20 with Stonum released on a $500 bond. The senior was told to abstain from alcohol and must attend daily breathalyzer tests at the university's Department of Public Safety in the interim.

Stonum was suspended indefinitely by Michigan coach Brady Hoke following his arrest May 6.


He was jailed for four days in June, 2010, after failing to adhere to the terms of his probation following a drunken driving charge in 2008.

"We've got a long way to decide what we're going to do with him," Hoke said Friday. "You hope kids learn, you hope they learn the first time."

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