WVU safety Joseph arrested on DUI charges

WVU safety Karl Joseph faces DUI under 21 charges after being pulled over by police in Morgantown over the weekend.

Police stopped Joseph, 19, along Beechurst Avenue at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday.  Officers said he was driving without headlights on.

Police say Joseph had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol.  He failed two sobriety tests and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.054, according to police.  While lower than the legal limit for people older than 21, the level is more than twice the 0.02 limit for people younger than 21.

Police charged Joseph with DUI under 21.  He also faces charges of possession of false ID.  Police say Joseph had Isaiah Bruce’s ID in his wallet.  Bruce, a WVU linebacker, is older than 21.

Joseph is free on $300 bond.  He’s the second WVU player arrested over the weekend.  Travis Bell, a junior safety, faces misdemeanor domestic battery charges after police say he got into a fight with his girlfriend.  Bell is free on $7,400 bond.

Police say Joseph admitted to drinking at Club Slevin on Walnut Street in Morgantown.

The misdemeanor DUI charges could result in a fine up to $100.  The false ID charge could bring a fine of up to $500.

WVU Head Coach Dana Holgorsen told The Dominion Post he was aware of the situation and is gathering facts.

Joseph started every game last season.

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