WVU quarterback Ford Childress was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with driving under the influence.
The Dominion Post reports that Childress was arrested at 12:22 a.m. on University Avenue in Morgantown. The Morgantown Police confirm to The Dominion Post that the true freshman quarterback admitted to drinking beer. At that point Childress blew a .189 on the breathalyzer test, twice the legal limit.
“I have been made aware of the situation and am gathering facts at this time,” head coach Dana Holgorsen said in a statement to The Dominion Post. “I will take appropriate action when all the facts are in.”
Childress was released on a $250 bond.
WVU will hold its annual Gold-Blue Spring Game Saturday beginning with the Old Timer’s Game at 5:30 p.m. at Milan Puskar Stadium. The freshman quarterback’s status for the game is unclear.
Last season, defensive lineman Jorge Wright was arrested the day before the Spring Game and was charged for having marijuana and a gun without a license, but was still able to play in the game.