Trumaine Johnson arrested for drunk driving

Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

The St. Louis Rams' second-year cornerback was arrested this weekend in Montana.

St. Louis Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson was arrested early Friday morning in Missoula, Mt., for driving drunk, according to a report from KPAX channel 8 in Missoula.

Johnson was booked shortly after 3:00 a.m. on Friday morning. He was released on $700 bond roughly an hour later. Additional details pertaining to Johnson's arrest were not available.

Sgt. Travis Welsh of the Missoula Police Department spoke with Turf Show Times on Friday. Johnson was pulled over at approximately 2:00 a.m. for driving without headlights. Officers suspected he was driving under the influence, but he refused to take a field breathalyzer test. Johnson was said to be cooperative throughout the process. It is a misdemeanor, first-offense DUI.

Here's the county jail record showing Johnson's release.

The Rams selected Johnson in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He worked his way into the rotation as the team's third corner, seeing plenty of of playing time along with fellow rookie Janoris Jenkins.

He played college football at the University of Montana.

Johnson announced via his Twitter account that he was back in Missoula on Thursday. This was his tweet:

During his college playing days, Johnson got into some trouble with local authorities. He and another player were arrested in October 2011 for disorderly conduct when Johnson and the other player were involved in a physical altercation with officers responding to a noise complaint about a party at Johnson's apartment. Police used a taser to subdue Johnson in that incident.

The Rams have not released a statement pertaining to Johnson's arrest at this time.

This is the second drunk driving incident for a Rams player in the last two years. Defensive end Robert Quinn was arrested in the St. Louis area last July.

Johnson will be arraigned for the DUI charge in a Missoula court at a later date.

UPDATE: The Rams released a statement on Friday afternoon.

"We are aware of the situation regarding Trumaine Johnson. We are gathering more information and will have no further comment at this time."

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