Arkansas Razorback Football Player Arrested for DWI

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A University of Arkansas football player was arrested Sunday for driving while intoxicated.  

Ryder Matthew Lucas, 22, faces charges of driving while intoxicated and careless/prohibited driving. 

On Sunday morning, an officer said he was driving northbound on North College Avenue when he saw a black GMC Sierra “cross left of center.”

The officer said he followed the vehicle and witnessed the driver almost hit the concrete structure of a bridge. 

The officer then pulled the driver over and identified him as Lucas. 

“Lucas had a flushed face, bloodshot and watery eyes, and a strong odor of intoxicants coming off of his breath and person,” the preliminary report states. 

The officer asked Lucas if he had consumed any alcohol, and he told the officer he had consumed whiskey. 

He then showed the bottle of alcohol to the officer. 

Lucas told the officer he understood his rights and agreed to provide a breath sample. His breath alcohol concentration was 0.09 percent. 

Lucas was arrested and taken to the Washington County Detention Center. 

He was released on a $935.00 bond. 

Here is a statement from UA Head Football Coach Chad Morris:

“We are aware of the incident involving Ryder Lucas. Right now, we are gathering information from the proper authorities. Once we have reviewed all of the information, we will make a determination on his status.”

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