LOS ANGELES -- UCLA football player Justin Medlock was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, the Los Angeles Daily News reported Sunday.
The Associated Press reported Medlock is also under investigation for felony
hit-and-run after allegedly rolling a pickup truck on a Southern
California freeway and leaving the scene of the accident, which
also left a member of the school's women's golf team seriously
injured, authorities said Sunday.
The 22-year-old junior place-kicker was suspended indefinitely
from the football team and will not play Dec. 30 in the Vitalis Sun
Bowl, coach Karl Dorrell said Sunday in a statement.
Medlock was driving a 1998 Toyota pickup on the San Diego
Freeway in Inglewood about 3 a.m. Saturday with 20-year-old UCLA
golfer Hannah Jun in the passenger seat when he hit a call box and
the truck flipped over, Officer Tariq Johnson, a spokesman for the
California Highway Patrol, said.
CHP officers found the truck with only Jun inside, and later
found Medlock walking on an Inglewood street about a mile and a
half from the scene, Johnson said.
Medlock was arrested Saturday for investigation of driving under
the influence resulting in injuries, having a blood alcohol level
above 0.8, and felony hit-and-run.
He was released Saturday morning after posting a $10,000 bond.
"I have met with Justin and informed him of my decision,"
Dorrell said of the suspension. "He understands the high standards
with which we expect our players to represent the program and has
always met those standards. Justin apologized to me and wanted me
to express his apologies to his teammates."
The CHP said Jun was left with "major" spinal cord injuries,
but the UCLA statement said she did not require surgery and was
expected to make a full recovery.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.