AP: Florida defensive end Carlos Dunlap has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence, just days before for the top-ranked Gators play their biggest game of the season.
Dunlap, a junior from North Charleston, S.C., is awaiting an initial appearance at the Alachua County Jail. He was arrested at 3:25 a.m. Tuesday.
According to police, an officer was dispatched to check out reports of a reckless driver near campus. When the officer spotted a car matching the description of the reports, he found Dunlap asleep at the wheel. The officer woke up Dunlap, who failed a field sobriety test, refused a breath test and was booked.
Dunlap, the defensive MVP of last season’s Bowl Championship Series national title game, has started every game this season for the defending champs. He has 35 tackles and is tied for the team lead with seven sacks heading into Saturday’s Southeastern Conference championship game against No. 2 Alabama.