UGA baseball player Sims suspended indefinitely after DUI arrest

Georgia baseball player Zach Sims has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested early Sunday morning on three charges, including driving under the influence of alcohol.

Sims, a first baseman, was also charged by University of Georgia police with improper driving and underage possession of alcohol.

Sims, 19, is a freshman from North Oconee High School. He has not played in a game yet for Georgia.

A team spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday: “Coach Scott Stricklin is aware of the matter involving Zach Sims, and he has been suspended indefinitely.”

Sims was booked into the Clarke County Jail at 4:13 a.m. Sunday and released about two hours later on bonds totaling $2,000, according to the jail’s online booking report.

Sims registed a .212 on a breathalyzer test after being pulled over when the car he was driving on East Campus Road failed to maintain its lane and crossed over the double yellow lines and hit the curb with the passenger side tires, according to the Red & Black. He told police he was taking his girlfriend home after coming from downtown.

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