PULLMAN — Washington State starting quarterback Jayden de Laura has been suspended from the team after being arrested in Pullman on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The freshman started all four games for Washington State last fall in a shortened season.
The 19-year-old de Laura was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge early Saturday.
According to Pullman police, de Laura was pulled over at 2:13 a.m. Saturday after driving through a stop sign and subsequently driving the wrong way. De Laura failed a field sobriety test, but police weren’t able to register his blood-alcohol level after he refused to take a breathalyzer test.
De Laura was released from police custody shortly afterward.
Football players returned to Pullman last month for the start of the new semester and are currently going through their winter conditioning regimen.
De Laura, who is from Honolulu, won the starting quarterback job as a freshman last fall. He faces competition this year from holdover Cammon Cooper and Tennessee graduate transfer Jarrett Guarantano.