WVU freshman quarterback Ford Childress was arrested Thursday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol. According to Morgantown Police, Childress was driving on University Avenue in Morgantown without his headlights on at 12:22 a.m. and was pulled over near Falling Run Road. Childress was driving a blue Chevy Suburban with a Georgia registration. He was the only person in the vehicle.
Police submitted Childress to a sobriety test and he blew a .189. The legal limit is .08. Three different sobriety tests were conduct on Childress. He failed each one. When the officer asked Childress if he had anything to drink he replied, ‘yes, one beer’.
While at the police station, Childress conducted a second breathalyzer test. He blew a .174. The Houston, Texas native was released on a $250 bond.
His status for Saturday’s spring game is unknown, but WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen released this statement about the incident.
“I have been made aware of the situation and am gathering facts at this time,” Holgorsen said in the statement. “I will take appropriate action when all the facts are in.”
Childress is one of five freshmen to enroll this spring and is currently the third-string quarterback on the depth chart. Continue to check MetroNews for more information on the story.
Click here to see the report police filed on Childress.