UCF defensive lineman arrested for DUI days before home opener

Tre’mon Morris- Brash was arrested on UCF’s campus

Central Florida defensive lineman Tre'mon Morris-Brash (33) rushes against Reuben Unije (74) during an NCAA football game against Houston on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Patterson) (Matt Patterson, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

ORLANDO, Fla. – A University Central Florida defensive lineman was arrested for driving under the influence just days before the team’s home opener against Boise State.

Tre’mon Morris-Brash was pulled over on UCF’s campus around 2:40 a.m. Saturday on Gemini Boulevard.

“I am aware of the situation involving Tre’mon Morris-Brash. We are dealing with it appropriately,” UCF football coach Gus Malzahn said on Wednesday.

Morris-Brash was stopped after an officer said he appeared to be driving while impaired.

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The officer smelled alcohol coming from the vehicle during the traffic stop, records show.

Records show Morris-Brash had bloodshot and watery eyes. An officer said his speech was slurred.

Police said Morris-Brash had trouble keeping his balance while exiting his vehicle.

Investigators said Morris-Brash’s first breathalyzer test showed he had a .165 blood-alcohol level and the second test he had a .158 blood-alcohol level. The legal limit is .08.

Morris-Brash is a big part of UCF’s defense.

The junior started in four games in 2020, he made six tackles for a loss and was second on the team in sacks with 3.5.