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IOWA CITY, Ia. Ã¢ÂÂ Iowa sophomore offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, first offense.
Police records show Wirfs was stopped at around 1:43 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of south Riverside Drive in Iowa City. Wirfs, 19, was later booked into the Johnson County Jail around 3:37 a.m. and was released at 10 a.m. Sunday.
According to the arrest report, Wirfs and two other passengers were on WirfsÃ¢ÂÂ Yamaha Zuma Ã¢ÂÂ a popular motor scooter among Iowa athletes Ã¢ÂÂ when police pulled the party over because Ã¢ÂÂpassengers laughing and yellingÃ¢ÂÂ drew attention to vehicle. ÃÂ
Police said they observed Wirfs with a bar wristband on, the odor of ingested alcohol and glassy/watery eyes. Wirfs admitted to consuming Ã¢ÂÂa couple of alcohol beverages throughout the night,"ÃÂ according to the report.
HeÃÂ failed the field sobriety test with a .129 blood alcohol level, according to the report.
"While we are currently gathering additional facts, I am disappointedÃÂ in Tristan's decision-making based on the information that's already been confirmed," Iowa athletics director Gary Barta said in a release.ÃÂ
"He is subject to the rules and regulations of the UI Student Athlete Code of Conduct, and the rules and regulations of coach Kirk Ferentz and his program."
One of the top-rankedÃÂ recruits in IowaÃ¢ÂÂs 2017 class, Wirfs played 10 games during his freshman season and started the last eight. He was listed as the startingÃÂ right tackle on IowaÃ¢ÂÂs two-deep depth chart released during Big Ten media days.
With a suspension of some length inevitablyÃÂ coming, the Hawkeyes will have to shuffle their offensive line a bit to start the season. Iowa opens fall camp this week, with its Sept. 1 season-opener against Northern Illinois nearly a monthÃÂ away.
Wirfs is the second Iowa lineman who was recently arrested. Defensive tackle Brady Reiff was booked on a public intoxication charge in the early hours of July 21. HeÃÂ has beenÃÂ suspended for the season-opener.
Dargan Southard covers Iowa and UNI athletics, recruiting and preps for the Des Moines Register, HawkCentral.com and the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Email him atÃÂ email@example.comÃÂ or follow him on Twitter atÃÂ @Dargan_Southard.