Washington State defensive back Calvin Green was arrested on Sunday morning and charged with hit-and-run, not having a valid license and reckless endangerment, police said.
Washington State defensive back Calvin Green was arrested Sunday morning and charged with hit-and-run, not having a valid license and reckless endangerment, Pullman Police Operations Commander Chris Tennant confirmed to The Seattle Times on Tuesday.
The incident was first reported by The Daily Evergreen on Monday night.
According to Tennant, Green was involved in a minor two-car accident that occurred at about 1:55 a.m. on Sunday.
The accident occurred on the corner of Kamiaken and Spaulding Streets, a residential area about two blocks off Greek row on the WSU campus.
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Green was driving a silver Ford Focus, and he backed it into a white Dodge Neon.
Tennant said Green did not stop and exchange information but instead drove about a block before pulling into an alley and turning off his car’s lights.
The owner of the Dodge Neon pursued Green on foot to confront him and exchange information. But as she approached his Ford, Green allegedly put the car in reverse and backed out quickly.
According to Tennant, the owner of the Dodge Neon jumped out of Green’s way but caught his car’s license-plate number and filed a report with the Pullman Police Department.
Green was pulled over by WSU campus police in a routine traffic stop a few blocks away and arrested by the Pullman Police Department.
The arresting officer smelled alcohol on Green’s breath. Green admitted to drinking but was not intoxicated and passed a field-sobriety test.
Green was charged with the three misdemeanors and released on his own recognizance, Tennant said.
Green was listed on WSU’s 2015 depth chart as the backup strong safety behind Taylor Taliulu. Green played in nine games, registering seven total tackles.
He is the second WSU football player who has been arrested this offseason. Running back Jamal Morrow was arrested for DUI on Jan. 17. Morrow was sentenced to one day in jail and a fine.
A spokesman for WSU Athletics declined to comment.