UGA running back Trevor Etienne arrested on DUI, other driving offenses
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UGA running back Trevor Etienne arrested on DUI, other driving offenses

Trevor Etienne
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UGA football junior running back Trevor Etienne has been arrested for DUI and other driving offenses, according to the Athens-Clarke County inmate booking log. first reported the news of Etienne’s arrest this morning.

Trevor Curtis Etienne, year of birth 2004, was booked into the Athens-Clarke County Jail at 4:35am ET this morning and charged with DUI – Alcohol – Less Safe along with Reckless Driving, Affixing Materials That Reduce Visibility of Windshield/Windows (i.e. illegal window tint), and Failure to Maintain Lane/Improper Driving on Road. Etienne posted and was released at 5:27am ET.

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is listed as the arresting agency. Bond for the DUI was $1,500.00, while the total for the other three charges was $383.00.

The DUI less safe statute in Georgia is covered by O.C.G.A. 40-6-391. Essentially, the law means that a persons driving was poor even though they were less than the legal limit of .08. Sometimes that can mean that other drugs are at play that cannot be detected through a breath test (i.e. marijuana, prescriptions, etc.).

Another stipulation of the “less safe” charge is section (k) 1., which states that persons under the age of 21 “…shall not drive or be in actual physical control of any moving vehicle while the person’s alcohol concentration is 0.02 grams or more at any time within three hours after such driving or being in physical control from alcohol consumed before such driving or being in actual physical control ended.”

The details of Etienne’s arrest will become clearer once the incident report is released.

Following news of the arrest, UGA provided a statement to

“We are aware of the charges and are currently in the process of gathering information,” UGA Executive Athletic Director for Strategic Communications Steven Drummond told UGASports in a statement. “This is a pending legal matter and will not have further comment at this time.”

Etienne transferred to UGA from Florida in December. Last year in Alachua County, Fla., Etienne was cited for Drivers License Not Carried/Exhibited on Demand on May 22, 2023. The case was closed on June 8, 2023 after Etienne presented his license and paid a $7.50 fine and $10 dismissal fee.

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