Razorback Football Player Pleads Guilty To DWI

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – University of Arkansas football player Tevin Beanum pleaded guilty in Fayetteville District Court on Friday (June 12) to driving while intoxicated, court records show.

Beanum was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with credit for one day previously served and the other 89 days suspended. He was fined $500 and ordered to pay court costs of $320, records show. He also must complete an alcohol-safety program, according to court records.

Beanum was arrested in Fayetteville earlier this year on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and illegally possessing alcohol, according to the Washington County Detention Center website.

Beanum was pulled over after failing to dim his headlights around 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 22, a Sunday, according to an arrest report.

Beanum agreed to take a field sobriety test in which the officer wrote in his notes that Beanum “performed in a manner consistent with an intoxicated person,” the report states. The officer’s notes also indicate that an open bottle of brandy was found in the back seat of Beanum’s vehicle.

Beanum was administered a blood alcohol test that registered .08, the report states. In Arkansas, that level is considered legally drunk.

A redshirt freshman in 2014, Beanum, a defensive lineman, played in 12 of the Razorbacks’ 13 games. The 6-foot-4, 271-pound Forrest City native recorded 11 tackles.

On Friday (June 12), Beanum was listed as an active member of the football team on the roster posted on the Razorbacks’ website.

Earlier this year, head coach Bret Bielema placed limits on the sophomore kinesiology major’s use of his car, saying it can be used only to go to classes or football practice.


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