Oregon wideout Darren Carrington was arrested for DUI this past weekend.
Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington, one of the most talented deep threats in the country, could be in a bit of trouble after an alleged incident this past Saturday morning. According to the Daily Emerald, Carrington was arrested in Eugene on three charges – driving under the influence of intoxicants, careless driving and improper right turn.
Carrington reportedly drove into a pole at a McDonald’s drive-through. Here’s more:
Carrington, 22, was arrested at 3:15 a.m. after crashing his Honda Accord into a pole at the McDonalds drive-through on East Broadway and driving away, according to Eugene police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin. A call to police was made regarding a possibly intoxicated driver, and an officer observed the vehicle make an improper right turn out of the McDonald’s parking lot. He pulled Carrington over at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Mill Street.
Oregon head coach Willie Taggart issued a statement on Carrington. He’s now indefinitely suspended from the team:
“The University of Oregon has indefinitely suspended student-athlete Darren Carrington from all football team activities after his arrest last night by the Eugene Police Department on a charge of Driving Under the Influence,” Taggart said in a statement. “We are continuing to gather the facts in this matter.”
Carrington caught 43 balls for 606 yards and five touchdowns this past season.