Jake Yuracheck

A linebacker for the Arkansas Razorbacks football team was arrested early Sunday on charges of driving while intoxicated.

Redshirt sophomore Jake Yurachek was arrested by the University of Arkansas Police Department shortly after midnight Sunday following the Razorbacks’ 33-21 win over Ole Miss.

Yurachek, whose father is Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek, was booked into the Washington County Jail at 1:22 a.m. and released at 3:44 a.m., according to the online intake report. He faces charges of driving while intoxicated, possession of fraudulent identification and careless driving.

Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman released a statement Sunday afternoon regarding the arrest.

“We are aware of an incident involving a member of our team,” Pittman said. “We are gathering information from the proper authorities and after reviewing it, we’ll make a decision on his status with our football program.”

The UAPD report stated that an officer saw Yurachek hit a curb at the corner of Dickson St. and Harmon Ave., and that the car smelled of intoxicants. Yurachek reportedly had bloodshot, watery eyes, and produced a Texas driver’s license identifying him as his older brother, Hunter Yurachek.

The report also indicated that Yurachek’s final blood-alcohol content was 0.178, over twice as much as the legal limit of .08.

Yurachek is due at the Fayetteville District Court at 10:30 a.m. Monday for a hearing.

The trial for his three charges is set for Friday, Nov. 20 at 8 a.m.

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