TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -A University of Arizona football player was arrested early Thursday on an extreme DUI charge.
Sterling Lewis was stopped at about 2 a.m. after officers saw him driving on the wrong side of the road on the city's east side, Tucson police spokesman Sgt. Fabian Pacheco said. Lewis is a backup linebacker with 59 tackles this season.
The 21-year-old was initially cooperative and took a breath test that registered his blood alcohol content at above .15, nearly twice the Arizona legal limit of .08, Pacheco said.
Lewis was issued a misdemeanor citation on charges of DUI, DUI above .08, extreme DUI and driving the wrong way on a divided highway and released at the scene.
But when Lewis was told his car would be impounded because of the extreme DUI charge, Pacheco said he became upset and accused the officers of racial bias.
A passenger in Lewis' car intervened and was satisfied with a sergeant's explanation, but Pacheco said Lewis continued being loud, using foul language and hand gestures and taunting the officers.
the officers until someone came and drove him away, Pacheco said.
Lewis, of Copperas Cove, Texas, transferred from Blinn College in Brenham, Texas, this year.
Wildcats coach Mike Stoops was expected to answer questions about Lewis following Thursday afternoon's practice.

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