Arkansas’ De Flynn arrested for DWI


FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas defensive end Austin Flynn was arrested Wednesday morning for driving while intoxicated, careless and prohibited driving and no insurance, according to a Fayetteville police department preliminary report.

Flynn had a blood alcohol content of .14, according to the report. The legal limit is .08.

The 22-year-old was pulled over by police at 1:15 a.m. after speeding and crossing the center line. Flynn told police he had taken friends home from Dickson Street and was one his way home. The arrest report said Flynn’s speech was slurred, his eyes were bloodshot and he admitted to having two beers earlier in the night.

A field sobriety test was conducted on Flynn and he “exhibited numerous clues consistent with an intoxicated person,” according to the report.

Flynn was taken into custody at 1:48 a.m. and provided the breath sample after arriving at the Washington County Detention Center. He was booked into the detention center at 7:10 a.m. and released two hours later after posting $1,075 bond. Flynn has a court appearance set for March 25.

Flynn, who had 10 tackles in 12 games last season, is the first Arkansas player arrested since coach Bret Bielema was hired on Dec. 4.

A spokesperson said Bielema was not immediately available for comment Wednesday morning.

— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau