Report: two WVU safeties arrested

Written by Jenn Menendez on .

Two West Virginia players were arrested over the weekend for separate incidents, according to a report in this morning’s Dominion Post.

Safety Karl Joseph was arrested for a DUI under 21 and possession of a fake I.D. and safety Travis Bell was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery according to the report.

Joseph, who is 19, was spotted driving without headlights on around 2:45 a.m. Sunday when Officer M.K. Poremba pulled him over, he said he had “glassy, bloodshot eyes and his breath smelled of alcohol" according to the story.

When asked for his license the officer spotted the license of freshman linebacker Isaiah Bruce behind his own. He failed two sobriety tests at the scene, with a blood alcohol level of .054, more than twice the minimum .02 required for a misdemeanor charge of DUI under 21. 

“I have been made aware of the situation and I am gathering facts at this time. I will take appropriate action when all the facts are in,” coach Dana Holgorsen said in a statement to the Post.

Joseph showed significant promise on the field during his freshman season for the Mountaineers, leading the team in tackles with 104.


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