A vehicle collision early on the morning of July 13th led to the arrest of a defensive lineman on the University of Alabama football team. Police witnessed Jarran Kentel Reed, 21, backing his 2011 White Dodge Charger into another car at the City Fest Parking lot in Tuscaloosa. Reed attempted to flee the scene of the accident before a police officer was able to make contact and order the vehicle to be stopped. Officers noted a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle and immediately administered a standardized field sobriety test. Reed’s blood alcohol content was found to be 0.13%, which is above the legal limit of .08%.
Reed was arrested for driving under the influence and transported to the Tuscaloosa County Jail where he was being held on a $1,000 unsecured bond. He becomes the second Alabama football player to be arrested in the last eight days in Tuscaloosa. Kenyan Drake was arrested last Saturday on charges of obstructing government operations after he tried to retrieve his vehicle from a roped off police area at Kennedy’s Bar.
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