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University Of Iowa Football Player Arrested For OWI
By Hayley Bruce, Reporter
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A University of Iowa football player was accused of operating a vehicle while intoxicated early Friday morning.
A complaint from the Iowa City police department said Marcus Collins, 21, was stopped by Iowa City Police for driving without headlights near Burlington and Johnson streets just after 1 a.m.
The complaint said the daytime lights were active, but the taillights on the silver Lexus he was driving were not.
Police said Collins had watery bloodshot eyes, impaired speech and balance, smelled of alcohol and was wearing a bar wristband, but denied drinking. The report said Collins also forgot to put the car in park when he got out, causing it to roll into the officer's patrol car.
The report said Collins eventually admitted to having six or seven drinks, and blew a 0.137 in a preliminary breath test. He was charged with operating while intoxicated, a serious misdemeanor.
Collins is a junior linebacker on the University of Iowa football team. He was one of 10 true freshmen to see action in 2011.