Rams CB Trumaine Johnson cited for DUI in Missoula

2013-03-22T13:17:00Z 2013-05-15T15:10:19Z Rams CB Trumaine Johnson cited for DUI in MissoulaThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 22, 2013 1:17 pm  • 

HELENA — St. Louis Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence in Missoula, where he played college football for the University of Montana.

Missoula County jail records indicate Johnson was booked into jail at 3:05 a.m. Friday and released about an hour later after posting a $700 bond. He was scheduled to make an initial appearance in Municipal Court sometime Friday.

Police Detective Travis Welsh said that Johnson was pulled over shortly after 2 a.m. for driving without his headlights. He refused a breath test.

The Rams issued a statement Friday saying the team was aware of the arrest and had no further comment.

An attorney who represented Johnson in a previous Montana case did not immediately return a message left by The Associated Press on Friday.

The 23-year-old Johnson, a native of Stockton, Calif., was picked by the Rams in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft. He recorded 31 tackles and two interceptions as a rookie.

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  1. manfrommontana
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    manfrommontana - March 23, 2013 6:35 pm
    Once a Griz, always a Griz.
  2. mt jack
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    mt jack - March 23, 2013 5:55 pm
    Never been compared to Williams before. Are you sure your not excusing driving without headlights at 2am? How about a fight with the cops? An assult on a fellow student? Is this the same guy that couldn't get outta bed in time to catch the flight to take him to his first NFL practice?

    Sounds like a thug to me and good ridance.
  3. Joe Montana
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    Joe Montana - March 23, 2013 5:00 pm
    mt jack=Pat Williams
  4. mt jack
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    mt jack - March 23, 2013 6:20 am
    A fine up-standing example of the thugs that used to be at the UM. Glad to see that they have cleaned up the mess at the University, and now only have to worry about the thugs returning for a visit occasionally.
  5. fidlr
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    fidlr - March 23, 2013 3:19 am
    The BPD invested in a "paddy wagon" back then, too. They could load up a bunch of Minnesota Avenue drunks at one time and haul them to the jail's drunk tank. They were not DUIs, just staggering about intoxication. Most couldn't afford a car. No courts were involved either. No ACLU problem though L. The jailer just let them our the next day when they could walk straight again.
  6. Laughter
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    Laughter - March 22, 2013 9:53 pm
    Sure do Dave & it was as real as you and I mentioning it for those doubters out there...can you imagine the ACLU and every screamin' activist organization up to and including the U.N. Commission on Human Rights reaction if we had one of those today...LOLOL
  7. Dave Bovee
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    Dave Bovee - March 22, 2013 6:48 pm
    Does anybody else remember the folklore about a 'drunk tank', when no one that was arrested would be released until they were sober?

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