UGA confirmed that linebacker Chase Vasser will be suspended for the first two games of the upcoming season because of a DUI arrest in May, making him the second player to get a DUI in the offseason.
Atlanta police stopped Vasser on May 11th around 2:30 a.m. when they observed his red pickup truck weaving in and out of the lanes on Piedmont Ave. at Peachtree Rd.
The arrest report stated that Vasser’s vehicle smelled of alcohol so an officer administered a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer then determined that Vasser was intoxicated. He was placed under arrest.
The report also stated that Vasser has blood shot eyes and looked disheveled.
Vasser told the officer “I’m not intoxicated at all.”
The officer said “Mr. Vasser was visible emotional and stated that he was sorry and please let him go.”
The UGA Athletic Association suspended him for two games per their rules.
Vasser isn’t the only DUI arrest for a college player this offseason, a University of Hawaii player was recently arrested for drunken driving. In the NFL, at least four players also got DUI charges throughout the offseason. Since players are headed back to training camps the arrests should slowdown.
While football players face discipline from their college or the NFL, these punishments won’t compare to the penalties of a DUI conviction. An offender who is willing to challenge the charge can rely on a DUI attorney to build a solid case and negate the effects of a DUI charge.