Hurricane Running Back Gets DUI: The Miami Hurricanes have suspended Running Back Mark Walton from the football team following his April 23, 2016 early morning DUI arrest. Miami law enforcement reports that Walton was charged with driving under the influence as well as knowingly driving suspended. Police indicate that other charges are pending as their investigation continues. One possible additional charge is impersonation of a law enforcement officer. The Miami athletic director said: “We are aware of the situation regarding Mark Walton and we have taken immediate action by suspending him from the team. . .We have no further comment at this time.”
Hurricane Running Back Gets DUI: The police reported in their affidavit that Walton had a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his mouth”, that his “eyes were watery and bloodshot” and that he slurred his word and lost his balance exiting his motor vehicle. Walton then failed a roadside agility test, was arrested and taken for his formal breath test which showed a 0.059 and a o.060 which are over the zero tolerance 0.02 for anyone under 21 years of age. It is, of course, astounding that Walton would be slurring his speech, having trouble standing with watery blood shot eyes when his breath alcohol content was only 0.06. Walton was required to post a $2,000 bond before he was allowed to leave jail. #HurricaneRunningBackGetsDUI
Hurricane Running Back Gets DUI: Before getting suspended from the team, Walton, a sophomore, was Miami’s starting running back this spring, rushing for over 450 yards with 9 touchdowns. Walton had over 1,000 all purpose yards. Walton was a Booker T. Washington High School product and he was offered scholarships from Auburn, Florida State, Tennessee and South Carolina. After choosing his home town team, Walton said: “Not leaving the city of Miami and my family can be there for me when I need them to, it was a perfect fit for me. … I think we have the potential, with the guys over there now and the guys coming in, I think we have the potential to be a great team.”
Just a week before his arrest, in the team’s annual spring game, Walton had 10 carries for 56 yards.
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