Florida’s Dunlap arrested for drunken driving

Florida defensive end Carlos Dunlap was arrested for DUI early Tuesday morning in Gainesville, just days before the Gators’ big clash with Alabama in the SEC Championship.

Per ESPN.com:

Dunlap, a junior from North Charleston, S.C., was arrested at 3:25 a.m. near campus and was booked into the jail at 5:52 a.m., according to police. Kameg said officers responded to a reckless driving complaint and found Dunlap’s 2000 Chrysler stopped at a traffic light near the 200 block of W. 34th Street.

Kameg said officers found Dunlap’s car stopped at a green light.

“They approached the car and found the suspect slumped over in the driver’s seat,” Kameg said. “He appeared to be asleep. The car’s windows were cracked so they attempted to wake him up. They talked to him and he would only open his eyes for a few seconds and then fall back asleep.”

Kameg said officers were able to unlock the car and turn off the ignition. Kameg said officers reported that Dunlap “had trouble listening to instructions.” He was given a field sobriety test and performed “poorly,” according to Kameg. He refused to take a Breathalyzer at the scene, Kameg said.

This is a disastrous situation for both Florida and Dunlap, who is considered a potential first-round draft choice if he leaves after this season. It’s unclear at this point whether or not he’ll be held out of Saturday’s game against Alabama but if he is, the Gators’ pass rush will take a dramatic hit.

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