Texas starting offensive lineman Kent Perkins will serve a one-game suspension following his arrest last week on a charge of driving while intoxicated, Longhorns football coach Charlie Strong announced Monday.
Perkins will not play against Oklahoma State on Saturday and will also undergo counseling and perform community service. He also faces further internal discipline. Strong said Perkins will also make a public apology on Monday.
The Longhorns senior starter at right guard was arrested during Texas' bye week early Friday morning following a single-vehicle collision near campus.
According to the probable-cause affidavit, Perkins was found asleep in his car in the drive-thru line of a Raising Cane's restaurant shortly before 3 a.m. When a constable told him to move his car, Perkins drove off and wrecked his car in a nearby parking lot.
The 6-foot-5, 320-pound lineman took a preliminary breath test at the scene of the crash and had a blood-alcohol content of 0.178, more than twice the legal limit.