Burton Pleads Guilty to DWI Charges

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas backup linebacker Freddy Burton pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated and careless driving.

He's scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 8, four days after the Razorbacks hold their first preseason practice.

Burton, 19, was arrested June 29 after University of Arkansas police say the sophomore's vehicle crossed the center line on Maple Street. He took a breathalyzer test and blew a 0.13, above the legal limit of .08.

Burton entered his plea during an arraignment Monday. A day earlier, Arkansas wide receiver Marques Wade was arrested on misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated and careless driving.

Wade was pulled over after Fayetteville police say he sped through a parking lot, slid to a stop and nearly struck another officer with his car. It's uncertain what type of punishment Burton and Wade might face from Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino.

Meanwhile, Arkansas backup linebacker Wendel Davis was scheduled to appear in Washington County Circuit Court on Wednesday to face a felony charge of first-degree criminal mischief. But his arraignment has been pushed back to Aug. 4.

Davis' arrest stems from an incident on July 1 in which he punched a car that had hit his scooter from behind. The driver of the car had allegedly gotten into a fight with Davis earlier in the day.

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