Georgia running back Trevor Etienne (1) runs a drill during spring practice in Athens, Ga., on Thursday, March 14, 2024.

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Georgia RB Trevor Etienne faces DUI, other charges

Georgia running back Trevor Etienne faces four misdemenaor charges, including driving under the influence, after his arrest Sunday morning.

According to online records, Etienne posted bonds totaling $1,883 and was released from the Athens-Clarke County Jail at 5:27 a.m., about an hour after he was booked.

He also was charged with reckless driving, failure to maintain lane/improper driving on the road and affixing materials that reduce visibility of windows/windshield.

The DUI charge was labeled as “less safe,” which means he can be convicted even if his blood-alcohol content measures below 0.08 percent.

“We are aware of the charges and are currently in the process of gathering additional information,” a university statement read. “This is a pending legal matter and we will not have further comment at this time.”

Etienne, 19, transferred from Florida after the 2023 season. In 24 games over two seasons with the Gators, he ran for 1,472 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also had 30 receptions for 238 yards and a touchdown.

He is the younger brother of Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne and was projected to start for the Bulldogs when they open the season against Clemson on Aug. 31.

Under Georgia policy, student-athletes convicted of DUI must serve a suspension of at least one game.

This is the latest driving-related issue for Georgia and the first known incident in 2024. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday that at least 15 members of the Bulldogs program were arrested or cited for DUI or speeding last year.

On Jan. 15, 2023, offensive lineman Devin Willock and recruiting department staff member Chandler LeCroy were killed in a crash, with their deaths attributed to both alcohol and speeding.

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