OSU Cornerback Cited For OVI

Dominic Clarke, a junior-to-be on the Ohio State football team, is facing legal trouble this week after being pulled over for multiple offenses, including operating a vehicle while impaired. The Maryland native has a court appearance scheduled for Thursday morning.

Ohio State cornerback Dominic Clarke is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning in Franklin County Municipal Court for three offenses, including operating a vehicle while impaired.

According to Franklin County Clerk of Courts records, Clarke was pulled over by campus police Jan. 7 after running a stop sign. The Frederick, Md., native was also charged with speeding after officers clocked his vehicle at 35 miles per hour in a 20-MPH zone near the intersection of W. 12th Avenue and Neil Avenue. He did not have proof of insurance.

Clarke, 20, was also in trouble during the regular season when he pled guilty to disorderly conduct in October after he discharged a BB gun on campus outside a restaurant run by the university.

No one was injured in that incident, but Clarke was not part of the team for a 17-7 win at Illinois on Oct. 15.

He played in 12 games last season as a sophomore, recording 12 tackles and three pass breakups. Clarke started the first two games of the season in place of Travis Howard, who was suspended for attending a Cleveland-area charity event and accepting money to cover expenses for the trip.

Court records show he paid a $151 fine in February after pleading guilty to speeding near the Ohio State football facilities. He did have proof of insurance at the time of that incident.

A university spokesperson told BuckeyeSports.com the university is aware of the incident but had no comment as the legal process plays out.

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