Former OU Sooner arrested on DUI suspicion

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Reported by: Ron Terrell
Updated: 9/04/2013 12:10 am Published: 9/03/2013 5:24 pm

Former Oklahoma Sooner defensive end Ronnell Lewis has had another run-in with the law.

The 22-year-old Lewis was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of DUI in Henryetta.

The arrest report shows Lewis was stopped after an officer saw his truck cross the center line at 1:54 on Labor Day morning on Main Street in Henryetta. That's when the arresting officer smelled alcohol and noticed a 6-pack with a beer missing inside the truck.

“Did some standardized field sobriety tests on him. In the officer's opinion he failed those. Subsequently, he was arrested, transported. Had blood drawn and was booked into the county jail for one misdemeanor count of DUI,” said Chief Steven Norman

FOX23 spoke to Lewis' agent, Kelli Masters, on the phone and she sent an exclusive statement via e-mail:

"This past holiday weekend, Ronnell Lewis was involved in a routine traffic stop that occurred in Okmulgee county. Ronnell cooperated with authorities to the best of his ability while maintaining his innocence. Ronnell has not been charged with anything at this time."

This arrest follows another off-field incident this spring. He received a six month deferred sentence after pleading no contest to charges of disturbing the peace and public intoxication stemming from a bar fight in April.

On the field, Lewis was just released by the Detroit Lions last week after playing 8 games last season. He's now looking for a new team, with several reportedly interested.

Lewis played his high school football in Dewar, just a few miles from Henryetta and it’s hard to find anyone with a negative word about him.

"Yeah, he's a good kid... He takes care of his parents since he's been up there. I imagine that that's just the youth comin' out in him," said Mike Hood, of Dewar.

The results of Lewis' blood test will likely be available in about a month.

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