North Carolina sophomore running back A.J. Blue was arrested Sunday morning on charges that included driving while impaired, driving with an open container of alcohol, and failing to maintain lane control, according to court documents.
The documents stated the athlete was arrested at 2:31 a.m. on Maple Avenue in Burlington, and faces a March 7 trial date in Alamance County.
WTVD reported that according to police, Blue had a blood alcohol level of .12.
Blue played for North Gaston High and at Hargrave Military Academy before coming to UNC. He played in six games for the Tar Heels in 2009 before tearing the ACL, MCL and PCL in his left knee.
Team spokesman Kevin Best said Wednesday that Blue notified the coaching staff of the arrest earlier this week, and that discipline will be handled internally.