|FSU's Preston Parker arrested on DUI|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 31 January 2009 13:15|
It's the third arrest for the 21-year-old Parker since 2006 and second in less than a year.
Tallahassee police arrested Parker, of Delray Beach, early Saturday after officers found him passed out in his car in a McDonald's drive-thru lane. A witness stated that Parker's red Dodge Charger had been stopped for about 20 minutes.
According to police, Parker's blood alcohol content was 0.054 percent when tested at the Leon County jail. Florida's drunk-driving limit is 0.08 percent. Parker's urine sample was presumptive positive for marijuana.
A police news release states that Parker admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana.
Parker was being held on $500 bond. Jail records did not show any attorney listed for Parker.
Florida State athletics spokeswoman Tina Dechausay said the university would not comment Saturday.
reduced misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon and performed community service as part of the plea, according to court records.
According to Leon County records, Parker was arrested in 2006 after police said he tried to steal a DVD from Best Buy. The charge was dismissed after Parker entered a diversionary program and paid $200 in court costs.
He was suspended for the first two games of the 2008 season.
Parker had 40 catches for 372 receiving yards as a junior last season. As a sophomore, he had 1,061 yards of total offense.