UGA Football Wide Receiver Charged With DUI In Oconee County

A freshman football player at the University of Georgia was arrested on Tuesday for driving under the influence.

According to Fox 5 Atlanta, 19-year-old De’Nylon Marquez Morrissette of Stone Mountain was pulled over and arrested at around 3:30 a.m. in Oconee County. He was charged with “driving too fast for conditions, following too closely and DUI of drugs.”

“Morrissette is also a wide receiver on the UGA football team. His arrest is the latest in the team’s string of run-ins with the law,” Fox 5 Atlanta added. 

In March, former University of Georgia football player Jalen Carter was charged in connection with the investigation into the crash that caused the deaths of offensive lineman Devin Willock and UGA recruiter Chandler LeCroy.

According to a statement from the Athens-Clarke County Police (ACP), their investigation found that Carter and LeCroy were ”operating their vehicles in a manner consistent with racing shortly after leaving the downtown Athens area at about 2:30 a.m.” on Jan. 15. They found that “both vehicles switched between lanes, drove in the center turn lane, drove in opposite lanes of travel, overtook other motorists and drove at high rates of speed in an apparent attempt to outdistance each other.”

When the crash occurred, Lecroy’s vehicle “was traveling at about 104 miles per hour. The toxicology report indicated that LeCroy’s blood alcohol concentration was 0.197 at the time of the crash. Investigators determined that alcohol impairment, racing, reckless driving and speed were significant contributing factors to the crash.”

D & B Staff

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