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Nevada baseball player Otis Statum arrested Friday on DUI charge

Otis Statum
Nevada baseball player Otis Statum{ } was arrested early Friday morning on a DUI charge. (WCSO)

Nevada baseball player, Otis Statum, was arrested Friday morning by the Reno Police Department on two charges, including driving under the influence above the legal limit, first offense.

Statum, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound outfielder who turned 21 in June, was booked at the Washoe County Detention Facility at 1:56 a.m. Friday morning and remains in custody. Statum also was cited for failure to yield at a stop sign. That and the DUI charge are both misdemeanors.

"We are disappointed to learn about this incident and we are in the process of gathering all of the facts at this time," Nevada spokesperson Chad Hartley said Friday morning in a statement to Nevada Sports Net.

Statum, from Oakland, Calif., has been at Nevada for three seasons. As a freshman, he hit .122 with two RBIs and a double in 25 games. After redshirting during his second season following shoulder surgery, Statum batted .175 with seven hits, including four for extra bases, in 19 games in 2019.

Statum was selected in the 39th round of the 2016 MLB draft by the Cincinnati Reds but opted against signing a pro deal so he could play college ball for Nevada.

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