Iowa linebacker arrested for OWI

Published: November 1 2013 | 10:03 am - Updated: 28 March 2014 | 10:45 pm in

IOWA CITY -- Iowa reserve linebacker Marcus Collins was arrested at 1:06 a.m. Friday for first-offense operating while intoxicated, according to criminal complaints.

Collins, 21, was pulled over at the intersection of Burlington and Johnson streets by Iowa City police and had a preliminary breath test of .137, well beyond the .08 legal limit. He also was ticketed for driving under suspension.

Collins was driving a 200 Lexus RX 300 without his tail lights on. A police officer observed Collins with watery, bloodshot eyes. According to a police complaint, Collins forgot to put the vehicle in park when he exited. The car rolled into the police vehicle, but it caused no damage. Initially he said he wasn't drinking but later admitted to six or seven drinks. He was released Friday from the Johnson County Jail on his own recognizance.

Collins, a 6-foot, 222-pound outside linebacker and special teamer, has played in six games and registered six tackles and a forced fumble this year.

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