Indiana University basketball player jailed for suspected OWI

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea has been jailed after being arrested on preliminary drunken driving charges.

University police Lt. Craig Munroe says the 21-year-old sophomore was stopped by a campus police officer about 3 a.m. Friday after he started to go the wrong way down a one-way street near the Bloomington campus.

Munroe says the officer stopped the driver when hit a curb twice after correcting his car's direction. Munroe says Mosquera-Perea had a blood-alcohol content twice Indiana's legal limit of 0.08 percent.

IU Police Department Chief Laury Flint said more is expected from high-profile student athletes.

"I'm sure it is a lot of pressure for these young people. But they are looked up to and are expected to maintain a higher level than standard," Flint said.

Coach Tom Crean said he was disappointed and shocked by the arrest and was gathering more information.

Mosquera-Perea has played in all 24 of IU's games this season, averaging 2.9 points and 2.3 rebounds.

Mosquera-Perea was suspended from IU's team back in 2012 for nine games after it was discovered that he and another IU player received improper benefits while playing AAU basketball for Indiana Elite. In that case, the NCAA said the two players received thousands of dollars in impermissible benefits from their coach.

A Monroe County jail officer said Mosquera-Perea isn't likely to go to court before Tuesday.

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