was charged with drunken driving, having an open alcohol container in his car
and fleeing and eluding a police officer, Lansing Police have said. The
counts include a felony and two misdemeanors after Lansing police said he
resisted arrest early Sunday.
Police noticed a car that belonged to Moss
blocking traffic and when the officer approached the car he smelled alcohol on
Moss' breath, then asked him to turn off the car.
Moss would not comply and
when the officer tried to reach into the car to grab the keys from the ignition,
Moss tried to drive off, dragging the officer "for some distance" with
him and finally stopped when he hit a patrol car, at which time police
tried to remove him from the vehicle. They said they eventually handcuffed him
and took him to the Lansing City Jail.
Moss' arrest is the most recent in a string of
Spartan football team difficulties which included the
suspension of two players, quarterback Jeff Smoker and defensive end Greg Taplin.
As was reported earlier today by the TFY
Draft Preview, word is circulating the MSU athletic program will make
major announcements this week, possibly as early as tomorrow, which could result
in the suspensions of several more players.
Credit for a portion of this story belongs
to the Lansing State Journal. Dawan Moss picture courtesy of Getty Images.