It’s time to reset the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker with the most college of all reasons — underage drinking.
Over the weekend, the Indianapolis Star reported, nearly 150 minors were cited or arrested on alcohol-related offenses. One of those arrested was Jacob Robinson, a 19-year-old defensive lineman at Indiana.
Robinson was charged with false informing and illegal consumption, with the Bloomington Herald-Times serving some details as to what led to the arrest:
Robinson, 19, was stopped near Briscoe dormitory at approximately 8:45 p.m. Saturday, according to a report filed by Indiana State Excise Police. Officers observed Robinson staggering on the sidewalk and, upon making contact, found he smelled of alcohol and had difficulty speaking, the report says.
According to the report, Robinson — who was born on Oct. 25, 1996 — first told officers he was 21 years old. When asked for his birth date, Robinson paused and said he was born in 1995, the report says. Asked a second time how old he was, Robinson responded he was 22 years old, according to the report.
At that point, the report says, an officer placed Robinson in handcuffs while determining his identity. Robinson later submitted to a portable breath test and registered a .22 breath alcohol content, the report says.
The player is eligible for a pretrial diversion program, which the Star explains thusly:
According to county officials, the pretrial diversion program is offered to defendants without significant criminal records who have been charged with minor offenses. The program allows defendants to avoid a criminal conviction on their record by completing a specific set of requirements like paying a fine or doing community service.
Robinson was a three-star member of the Hoosiers 2015 recruiting class, rated as the No. 18 player at any position in the state of Indiana. He played in all 13 games as a true freshman last season.