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Attorney for Mark Walton enters not guilty plea in court

Hurricanes running back suspended after DUI arrest last month in Miami

University of Miami Hurricanes running back Mark Walton was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
University of Miami Hurricanes running back Mark Walton was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

MIAMI – An attorney for suspended University of Miami running back Mark Walton has entered a plea of not guilty to charges of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license on his client's behalf.

Joey McCall entered the plea in court Thursday.

Miami police arrested Walton last month in the 3000 block of Southwest 27th Terrace.

Walton had alcohol on his breath, bloodshot eyes and was slurring his speech when officers approached his vehicle, an arrest report said.

Police gave Walton a sobriety test, which he failed, the report said, and he was taken to a police station, where he performed a breath test. 

Walton's blood alcohol concentration was between 0.059 percent and 0.060 percent, police said. 

A blood-alcohol level of 0.02 percent is considered the legal limit in Florida for drivers under the age of 21. Walton is 19.

Walton was suspended from the team after his arrest. He amassed 1,054 all-purpose yards and led the Hurricanes with 10 total touchdowns last season.


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