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Van Stumon Busted for Drunk Driving
October 5, 2010
Chris M. Alexander
Authorities in Fayetteville Arkansas say Arkansas fullback Van Stumon has been charged with drunken driving and other offenses after an early morning traffic stop in Fayetteville.
A police report said Stumon was pulled over about 2:20 a.m. after officers saw him make an improper turn, drive over a curb into a parking lot and park his car erratically. According to the report, Stumon failed a field sobriety test and registered 0.10 percent on a blood-alcohol test.
Driving while intoxicated is one of several charges facing Arkansas fullback Van Stumon. In addition to driving while intoxicated (DWI), Stumon was also charged with careless driving, making an improper U-turn and making an improper lane change. He is scheduled to appear July 16 in Fayetteville District Court. His head coach Bobby Petrino is aware of the situation and is apparently handling the matter internally.
Stumon Released on Bond
The 22-year-old Stumon was arrested Saturday booked into the Washington County Jail and released later in the morning on $1,200 bond.
About Van Stumon
Stumon’s high school career information courtesy of Athletic Media Relations: Primarily a defensive end and running back in high school, the AP named him to the 2005 Arkansas Super Team and he was the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s state defensive player of the year. As a senior, he recorded 64 tackles with seven sacks for Coach Bryan Hutson. He also had five fumble recoveries, returning two for touchdowns, in leading his team to the state quarterfinals. He also rushed for nearly 1,000 yards. Prior to his final high school campaign, he attended Arkansas’ football camp and was named the outstanding camper. As a junior, before being double and triple-teamed, he made 106 tackles, including 32 tackles for loss. He played at both defensive end and linebacker in his junior season.
In addition, he rushed for more than 800 yards on the offensive side of the ball. He also participated in basketball and track and field in high school. He was ranked as the No. 4 prospect in Arkansas by Rivals and as the No. 9 linebacker in the nation by the same outlet. He was also a member of the Rivals250 team. Scout ranked him as the No. 8 prospect in Arkansas. Both Hawgs Illustrated and HawgSports.com rated him as the No. 3 prospect in Arkansas. He was recruited by a number of schools and chose Arkansas over Purdue, Iowa, Ole Miss and Notre Dame.
2008: Stumon made appearances in nine games in 2008 (all but Ole Miss, South Carolina, LSU). He had three tackles on the season with one against Alabama, Texas and Florida.
2007: He did not see any game action while working with the scout team defense at end.
2006: He spent his redshirt season working in the weight room and logging time on the scout team defense.
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