UT basketball player arrested, suspended after DUI arrest

Huma Munir


UT men’s basketball player, French junior Alexis Wangmene, was arrested for driving under the influence on Sunday.

“Alexis Wangmene has been suspended indefinitely due to a violation of team rules. He will not play in [Tuesday’s] game,” said head basketball coach Rick Barnes in a press statement.

According to the arrest affidavit, Wangmene’s blood alcohol level was .093. In the state of Texas, criminal penalties begin at .08.

Wangmene was driving a black Jaguar without the front license plate and failed to drive in a single lane, said State Trooper Mario Garcia in the affidavit.

His eyes were bloodshot, his speech slurred and his breath smelled of alcoholic beverage, according to the affidavit.

He is currently in custody with bail set at $2,000.