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Former Vol QB Ainge arrested on DUI charge

GOVOLSXTRA • Aug 10, 2013 at 7:49 PM

KNOXVILLE — Former University of Tennessee quarterback Erik Ainge was arrested Sunday morning on a drunken driving charge.

An officer spotted Ainge in a 2014 GMC Sierra at 1:13 a.m. allegedly swerving in and out of the middle lane of traffic on Interstate 40 West near the West Hills exit, according to Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk.

Ainge, 27, allegedly had dilated pupils and slurred speech, and failed field sobriety tests, according to the arrest warrant. He was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, violating the implied consent law and a roadway lane violation.

After his arrest, Ainge refused to submit to a blood test, the arrest warrant states.

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