A Slippery Rock University football player and former McKeesport standout was arrested and charged with driving high.
Devin Sims, a redshirt freshman, was driving with his 1-year-old child and two other people inside the car when officers pulled him over.
Monongahela police said they watched Sims racing down Route 837 and cross over into oncoming traffic, cutting off a tractor-trailer carrying railroad wheels and axles -- almost slamming into it head-on.
Police said Sims admitted, “he did smoke a blunt earlier.”
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Inside the car, police say they found “marijuana and a bottle of E and J” -- a type of brandy. Everyone in the car was under 21.
As of Wednesday, Sims had been suspended indefinitely from all football-related activities.
“We are still learning more information regarding the situation. At this time, Devin has been suspended indefinitely from taking part in any football activities at SRU," said Jon Holtz, director of athletic communication.
University leaders said they have not read the criminal complaint and are still in the fact-gathering phase. The athletic department added no action has been taken and Sims will likely go through a hearing process.
We stopped by Sims’ McKeesport home to get his side of the story. Nobody answered. A baby’s car seat was sitting on the front porch.
Channel 11 contacted Sims’ lawyer who said he has no comment on the arrest.
Sims will be back in court next month.
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