Skyline grad Kasen Williams pays fine in Chelan County
July 16, 2013
Kasen Williams, the University of Washington’s leading receiver in 2012, paid a fine of $695.50 July 8 for a misdemeanor citation related to a May 26 incident in which he was pulled over in Chelan County for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or marijuana.
Williams, 20, a junior from Sammamish, took a voluntary breath test at the scene, according to court records. He blew a .059 percent and .056 percent, both under the legal limit of .08 percent.
Williams was arrested, but he was ultimately not charged with DUI. He was cited for being under 21 and operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol or marijuana. As part of his citation, he was also placed on two years’ probation.
Williams was pulled over for driving 45 mph in a 30 mph zone. The Washington State Patrol officer noted a smell of alcohol and marijuana, and Williams told the officer he had had one drink.
The UW released a statement from coach Steve Sarkisian on July 9: “We are aware of an incident involving Kasen Williams in Chelan County on May 26. As a matter of policy, any disciplinary measures taken as a result of this incident will remain internal to the team.”
As a sophomore last season, Williams had a team-high 77 catches for 878 yards and six touchdowns.
Source: The Seattle Times, posted by Adam Jude