KU’s Jalen Wilson arrested for suspicion of DUI

Kansas forward Jalen Wilson (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game,...
Kansas forward Jalen Wilson (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)(Eric Gay | AP)
Published: Oct. 31, 2021 at 6:32 PM CDT
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Kansas men’s basketball athlete Jalen Wilson was arrested for driving under the influence, according to Douglas County arrest records.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed with 13 NEWS that officers at 1:48 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 31 observed a driver not maintaining a proper lane change in the 400 block of W 23rd Street in Lawrence and was stopped. Deputies performed field sobriety tests on the driver, Jalen Wilson.

Wilson, 20, failed the field sobriety tests and was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence.

After booking, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said that Wilson was released and was given a future court date.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said that Wilson’s mugshot would not be made available at this time.

Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self released a statement following the arrest.

“We are aware of the incident involving Jalen Wilson last night, and are disappointed in his decisions,” Self said. “We are looking into the situation as we speak and will determine potential consequences with him once we have the rest of the details.”

Wilson is a redshirt sophomore with the Jayhawks men’s basketball team. He played in 29 games in the 2020-21 season and averaged 11.8 points per game.

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