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University of Florida sophomore wide receiver, Frankie Hammond, was arrested early Sunday morning on DUI and liquor possession charges by UniversityPpolice.  Hammond’s vehicle was pulled over on allegations that he was speeding and swerving and was found with an open bottle of Crown Royal whiskey in his car.

Hammond, 20, has been suspended from all team activities, according to team spokesman Steve McClain. He was booked at 4:47 a.m. and released from Alachua County jail Sunday afternoon on his own recognizance, according to the jail front office.

According to University Police, Hammond driving faster than 45 miles per hour in a 20-mph zone while swerving on Gale Lemerand Drive on the UF campus at 2:09 a.m., according to a police report provided by Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.  Officers noted that Hammond’s speech was slurred and had, bloodshot and “glassy” eyes.  Standardized field sobriety test were given to Hammond which he reportedly failed.  Hammond reportedly had a blood alcohol level of 0.188 and 0.191, more than twice the legal limit.   

Hammond is at least the 28th Gator to be arrested since Urban Meyer took over as head coach of the Gators. The last Gator to be charged with DUI was defensive end Carlos Dunlap four days before the Southeastern Conference Championship Game.

If you have been arrested or charged with a Orange County DUI or other criminal offense in Orlando and are facing criminal prosecution in either Orange County, Seminole County, Florida, contact the attorneys at Tilden Law for an initial and confidential consultation, 407-599-1234.

Fleet Tilden
Fleet Tilden
Beginning in 1923, attorney John Tilden, Esq. established his law practice in Downtown Orlando with a full service law firm serving Central Florida residents. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, attorney N. Fleetwood Tilden, Esq. began his Central Florida law practice after graduating from law school in 1993. After a career as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting Central Florida criminal cases, the Law Office of Tilden Law was established. Practicing exclusively Criminal Defense, Mr. Tilden has handled over 5,000 criminal cases.