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Former UGA Running Back Caleb King Arrested for DUI

Former University of Georgia running back Caleb King has once again landed himself in jail. Run-ins with the law have already cost him his spot on the Minnesota Vikings.

Now King is accused of DUI. The 24-year-old was nabbed for drunken driving in Gwinnett County early Thursday, according to WSB Radio. He's facing a number of charges, including DUI.

Authorities haven't released many details about the arrest. King was booked into the Gwinnett jail about 2 a.m. He's been charged with DUI, improper lane change, and failure to dim headlights. As of Friday morning, King hadn't yet met his $2,140 bond.

If it's his first DUI offense, King could face up to a year in jail, a maximum fine of $1,000, at least 40 hours of community service, and an alcohol risk reduction program if found guilty. However, first-time offenders rarely get any jail time, besides maybe a night spent in the drunk tank.

King has been his own worst enemy when it comes to his career. He was a star player at Parkview High School and Greater Atlanta Christian School before signing on at UGA.

At UGA, he was arrested after failing to show up to court for a speeding ticket. He then missed his final season after being declared academically ineligible.

He signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings last year. However, in April, King was arrested for punching a man outside a birthday party. The victim suffered a skull fracture and needed 19 stitches, according to prosecutors.

King claimed the man had insulted him, but the Vikings weren't having it. He was let go in August.

King isn't alone. A number of pro football players have recently been arrested for DUI in the state. Last month, ex-Atlanta Falcon Ray Buchanan was charged with DUI, speeding, and improper turning in Gwinnett County. And just hours after scoring a touchdown against the Broncos, Falcons running back Michael Turner was busted for drunken driving on I-85.

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