Former UGA running back Caleb King charged with DUI

Former University of Georgia running back Caleb King remained in jail Friday after being charged with driving under the influence in Buford.

King, 24, of Lilburn, was stopped shortly after midnight Thursday at the intersection of Cumming Highway and Suwanee Dam Road after he allegedly flashed his high-beam headlights while driving behind an officer, according to a Gwinnett County police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

King was also allegedly driving a 2006 Dodge Charger in the middle of the roadway, halfway in his lane and halfway in the lane for oncoming traffic, the report states.

“He (the officer) smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath and the driver admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages,” the report states.

King’s car was impounded and he was arrested and booked into the Gwinnett County jail shortly after 2 a.m. He was also charged with improper lane change and failure to dim headlights, booking records show. He refused a breath test, police said.

King remained jailed early Friday afternoon on $2,140 bond.

The arrest is the latest in a string of off-field problems for King, who played at Parkview High School and Greater Atlanta Christian School before signing to play at Georgia. In August, King was arrested for allegedly beating a man, causing serious injuries.

King also was previously arrested for failing to appear for a court date on a speeding ticket and declared academically ineligible in his final year at Georgia. He went undrafted in the supplemental draft before signing with the Minnesota Vikings. The team released him in the spring.

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