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Former Olympian arrested in California for alleged felony DUI

Posted on April 19, 2011 in Felony DUI

Harrison allegedly was in an accident in which his brother Calvin, who is also an Olympic medalist, was injured. Another driver involved in the car accident reportedly also suffered injuries. Alvin Harrison is facing allegations of felony DUI after the car accident.

Harrison appeared in court and pled not guilty to felony DUI involving bodily injury, DUI while having .08 or more blood alcohol level and misdemeanor driving with a suspended or revoked license. He is being held on $50,000 bail. Police say the license suspension is not related to any prior DUI allegations. Harrison is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.

Police claim the star athlete was arrested on April, 7 after he allegedly rear-ended a Ford Expedition on state Highway 73. Police say Harrison was traveling at speeds of 80 to 85 mph before the crash. Law enforcement believes Harrison attempted to make a lane change and clipped the rear-end of a Ford Expedition. The Ford reportedly veered across two lanes before hitting the center divider and rolling over.

The driver of the Ford reportedly suffered a laceration and neck, back and leg pain in the roll-over crash. Calvin Harrison was riding as a passenger in the rented Toyota Sienna. Calvin Harrison reportedly cut his lip and experienced leg pain after the crash.

Source: Morgan Hill Times, "Update: Gilroy coach crashed going 80 mph, faces felony DUI," Josh Weaver 14 Apr 2011

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