Texas LB Kindle, a former top recruit, arrested on DWI charge

Updated: July 29, 2007, 1:32 AM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN -- Texas linebacker Sergio Kindle was arrested after a traffic stop Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, police said.

The sophomore was taken into custody around 2:30 a.m. after failing a field sobriety test, according to Austin police. He was later released from Travis County Jail.

Kindle, who was among the nation's top high school recruits in 2006, played in 11 of 13 games last season and was expected to compete for a starting job this fall.

"We're aware of Sergio's situation and are disappointed anytime one of our players is accused of wrongdoing,'' Texas head coach Mack Brown said in a statement. "We take a strong stance against drinking and driving and will thoroughly investigate this situation.''

Texas begins its preseason camp Aug. 6.

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