(Updated 11:35 a.m., 3:10 p.m. and 9 p.m.)
Two University of Georgia football players were arrested on alcohol-related charges early Saturday after their vehicle was pulled over by UGA Police.
Dontavius Jackson, 20, a backup running back, was charged with six misdemeanors: driving under the influence of alcohol, underage possession of alcohol, following too closely, leaving the scene of an accident, violation of the move-over law and violation of learner’s permit.
Tavarres King, 19, a starting wide receiver, was charged with underage possession of alcohol.
According to Clarke County Jail records, Jackson was booked into the jail at 6:25 a.m. and, as of 9 p.m., had not been released. King was jailed at 5:55 a.m. and released at 7:05 a.m. on $500 bond.
UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson told the AJC that the arrests occurred after a series of events on East Campus Road.
Williamson said two patrol cars were at an unrelated traffic stop when a vehicle — later determined to be