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Blog: Details of Bellamy’s DUI arrest

Athens-Clarke County police on Monday provided more details about the DUI and speeding arrest of University of Georgia linebacker Davin Bellamy early Saturday.

Bellamy was clocked traveling at 52 mph in a 35-mph zone heading east on College Station Road in Athens at 2:58 a.m. when his 2001 Volvo was pulled over in the Kroger parking lot.

When he was stopped for speeding, Bellamy apologized and told the officer that he had a “heavy foot.” After smelling the odor of an alcoholic beverage, the officer asked him if he’d been drinking. Bellamy “stated that he was prohibited from drinking by his coach,” according to a police incident report.

During conversations with a police officer, it was determined that Bellamy had consumed alcohol, said Athens-Clarke County police spokesperson Hilda Sorrow.

Police noted that Bellamy was under the influence based on a field sobriety test ‑ tracking the movement of his eyes and a one-leg stand. He also had red, watery eyes, said Sorrow.

Asked when was the last time he drank, Bellamy “again mentioned his coach’s prohibition on alcohol and he stated that it had been the previous week,” according to the report.

Bellamy refused to take a test to determine his blood alcohol content. He was arrested on the two misdemeanors and bonded out of jail an hour and 20 minutes later.

The officer also arrested Bellamy’s passenger, a Watkinsville woman, charging her with public intoxication “based on disorderly behavior during the course of this investigation,” according to the report.

The report did not describe her alleged behavior.

A redshirt freshman backup, Bellamy is facing a two-game suspension under Georgia’s athletic policies for a DUI.

Later on the day of his arrest, Bellamy apologized to Bulldog fans on his Twitter page.

‑ Staff writer Joe Johnson contributed.

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