According to The Seattle Times, Washington State running back Jamal Morrow was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The Pullman Police Department states that Morrow was pulled over at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday for driving the wrong way down California Street, a one-way street.
A field-sobriety test was administered, and Morrow registered breathalyzer readings of .186, .191 and .187. The legal limit for blood-alcohol-concentration level is .080, but because Morrow is under 21, a .02 percent level would have been enough for a DUI charge.
According to Pullman Police Department Detective Sergeant Jake Opgenorth, Morrow was taken into custody, cited for DUI and released. He is scheduled for a first appearance in Pullman District Court on Tuesday.
The arresting officer noted at the end of his report that Morrow was “very cooperative and respectful during the process,” Opgenorth said. The incident occurred about a week before Morrow’s 21st birthday. He will turn 21 on Jan. 24.
Morrow played 12 games at running back for WSU in 2015 and earned three starts. But more significantly, the sophomore running back was highly regarded as a leader by his teammates. He was voted captain in nine consecutive games in 2015. Morrow finished his sophomore season as WSU’s second-leading rusher, with 347 yards. He also had 294 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns.
WSU spokesman Bill Stevens said the Cougars do not comment on internal team matters. On Monday afternoon, Morrow tweeted, “Learn from your mistakes and use it as a tool to become a better person.”
If you or someone you know have been stopped, questioned, or arrested for driving under the influence, the first call you should make is to a qualified DUI defense attorney. We are available 24/7 on our on-call attorney line at 253-691-4453.