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Colorado's George Frazier Faces DUI after Boulder Police Say He Fell Asleep at Wheel

Colorado's George Frazier Faces DUI after Boulder Police Say He Fell Asleep at Wheel

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A University of Colorado football player was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a police officer said he found the athlete asleep behind the wheel of his car at an intersection in Boulder over the weekend.

George Frazier, 20, was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of DUI, DUI per se, underage possession of alcohol and a traffic violation, according to Boulder County Jail records.

At 3 a.m Sunday, an officer on routine patrol came up on a car stopped on 27th Way just before the intersection with Baseline Road, according to Boulder police spokeswoman Laurie Ogden.

The officer watched the car remain in the intersection through one light cycle before initiating a traffic stop.

The officer approached the vehicle and found Frazier asleep at the wheel, with his foot on the brake and the transmission in drive. The officer tried to wake Frazier up and eventually had to nudge him to get him to wake up, Ogden said.

Frazier told the officer he had one small alcoholic beverage, but the officer said Frazier was slurring his speech and had a blood-alcohol level of .111, according to police. He also at one point let his foot off the brake while he was talking to the officer, causing the car to roll backwards, police said.

Frazier was arrested and booked into the Boulder County Jail before being released on bond.

No court date has been set yet, according to court records.

CU Buffs head coach Mike MacIntyre released a statement on Frazier's arrest Monday.

"We certainly don't condone George's actions, of which he is taking full responsibility for, nor do we approve of minors in possession," MacIntyre said in the statement. "We have strict team policies against this kind of behavior and his discipline will be handled internally."