Huskies WR Williams arrested for misdemeanor

Huskies WR Williams arrested for misdemeanor

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SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 27: Wide receiver Kasen Williams #2 of the Washington Huskies celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Stanford Cardinal on September 27, 2012 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington.

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 5:17 PM

SEATTLE  -- Washington wide receiver Kasen Williams was fined and received a misdemeanor citation after he was pulled over for speeding and investigation of driving under the influence near Chelan, Wash., in May.

News of Williams' arrest emerged on Tuesday after Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian released a statement saying the school was aware of the incident and that any discipline handed down to the wide receiver would be kept internal.

He's the second Washington star to face off-field problems after tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested on DUI charges earlier this spring.  Seferian-Jenkins faces a pre-trial hearing in the case next week.

According to court documents, Williams was pulled over by the Washington State Patrol for speeding on May 26 after being clocked going 45 mph in a 30 mph zone.

In the arrest report, the Washington State Patrol officer said he noted the smell of marijuana and alcohol as he approached the car. Williams was cooperative and told the officer he had consumed one drink. Williams agreed to a breath test and both tests came back under Washington's legal limit of .08 -- .059 and .056.

Williams was not charged with a DUI, but was cited for being under 21 and operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or marijuana. Williams paid a $695.50 fine and was placed on probation for two years.

 

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