Georgia Running Back Trevor Etienne Arrested for DUI and Other Offenses

Georgia running back Trevor Etienne was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with a DUI and three other offenses, according to online records. Etienne, the younger brother of Jaguars star and former first-round NFL draft pick Travis Etienne, was taken into custody at 4:35 a.m. and later released on nearly $1,900 bail from the Athens-Clarke County jail.

In addition to the DUI charge, Etienne faces charges of reckless driving, failure to maintain lane/improper driving on the road, and affixing materials that reduce visibility of windows/windshield. This incident adds to a concerning pattern of motor-vehicle arrests involving the Georgia football program.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported at least 15 traffic stops involving Georgia football players driving at excessive speeds in 2023. Among these stops, three included driving under the influence. Tragically, one of these incidents resulted in the loss of two lives on January 15, 2023. Player Devin Willock and recruiting staff member Chandler LeCroy were killed in a car race involving 2023 first-round draft pick Jalen Carter, who now plays for the Eagles.

According to Georgia’s athletic policy, student-athletes convicted of a DUI are subject to a minimum one-game suspension. In Trevor Etienne’s case, this would delay his debut for Georgia as he transferred from SEC rival Florida in December. During his time at Florida, Etienne amassed 2,421 yards and 15 touchdowns, following in the footsteps of his older brother.

Etienne’s DUI charge is noted as “less safe,” meaning he can be convicted even if his blood alcohol level is less than the legal limit of .08 under Georgia state law, as reported by ESPN.

Author: CrimeDoor

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