A Boise State football player who was charged with DUI early Sunday morning drew attention when he ran a red light in Downtown Boise, according to police.
Michael Louis Young, 21, is facing one count of misdemeanor DUI.
At 2:41 a.m. Sunday, an officer observed Young run a red light as he turned onto Front Street from 6th Street, a BPD spokeswoman told the Statesman Monday. Young is also alleged to have made a wide turn, going into the second lane on Front Street.
Police say Young, who was cooperative with investigators, failed a field sobriety test. He submitted to breath alcohol tests, which showed his blood alcohol levels to be .142 BAC and .138 BAC — above the legal limit of .08 BAC.
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Young was booked into the Ada County Jail at 3:30 a.m. Sunday. He was the second Boise State football player to be arrested in a week.
Defensive lineman David Moa was charged with disturbing the peace on Sept. 16. Moa sat out the first quarter of Friday night’s home game against Virginia.
Moa, 21, was arrested after police were called to a disturbance outside of a nightclub on the 100 block of South 6th Street at 2:25 a.m. Sept. 16. Two men were seen shoving, yelling and “challenging to fight,” police said. Moa and Trevor Buffi, 25, were taken into custody and charged.
Young is a defensive back for the Boise State football team. He’s a junior transfer from Dodge City Community College in Kansas. He has played in the Broncos’ last three games as a backup cornerback.