Michael Buchanan, 19, was arrested last weekend for suspicion of driving under the influence and consumption of alcohol by a minor. According to Champaign County States Attorney, Buchanan’s blood alcohol content was more than double the legal limit at .164.
Buchanan was released on bond and his court date is set for October 1, 2010. He is the third starter in two weeks the Fighting Illini have had to replace. Buchanan was indefinitely suspended from the team. There is still no word as to how the university is handling the situation.
A DUI can have a detrimental affect on your personal life, career and finances. Buchanan faces possible revocation of his license, thousands of dollars in fines and legal fees, possible jail time or probation and a permanent conviction on his record.
Illinois’ Buchanan Suspended Indefinitely after DUI, www.tmcnet.com, September 7, 2010