Former Indiana defensive tackle Darius Latham was arrested early Wednesday morning for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. IU Police Department Capt. Andy Stephenson confirmed the arrest to AllHoosiers.com. Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star was first to report.
According to a press release from IUPD obtained by AllHoosiers.com, Latham was pulled over near the intersection of East 10th St and Indiana Avenue after an officer observed him driving a vehicle without its headlights on. The officer conducted a preliminary field sobriety tests. After taking these tests, Latham was transported to the IU Police Department, "where he failed to provide a sufficient breath sample during a chemical test," according to the release. Latham was consequently transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital, where the sample was collected after obtaining a warrant for a sample of his blood.
Latham was booked into Monroe County Jail at 5:40 a.m. on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a class A misdemeanor.
A four-star recruit out of North Central High School in Indianapolis, Latham elected to forgoe his final year of eligiblity and declare early for the 2016 NFL Draft. Latham finished with 81 tackles, 7.5 sacks and 18.5 tackles for a loss in his three years with the program. He particpated in the NFL Combine in Indianapolis in late February.