Former Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace was arrested and charged Saturday night with driving under the influence.
Wallace was booked at 11:06 p.m. by the West Point (Miss.) Police Department. He was released just under two hours later at 1:16 a.m. Sunday morning on $813.50 bond, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
East Mississippi Community College coach Buddy Stephens told the Clarion-Ledger that Wallace – who was hired in January as quarterbacks coach at the school – said the accident was result of a prescription medication. He said Wallace took the medication during the day, then fell asleep and got into an accident after working at a youth camp.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office also told the Clarion-Ledger it wouldn’t be able to provide additional information until Monday morning.
Wallace, who turns 25 Friday, started three seasons at quarterback from Ole Miss from 2012-14. He transferred to the school after playing one season at East Mississippi Community College in 2011.
During his lone season at EMCC, Wallace threw for a NJCAA-record 4,604 yards and 53 touchdowns.
At Ole Miss, he threw for 9,534 yards, 62 touchdowns and 41 interceptions. He also had 944 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns, along with one receiving touchdown.
Wallace was not selected in the 2015 NFL Draft and spent last year as a quarterbacks coach at Marshall County High School in Lewisburg, Tennessee.
East Mississippi Community College has one of the nation’s junior college football programs and the focus of the Netflix documentary series “Last Chance U.”
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