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Mbakwe DWI play-by-play


Gopher basketball forward Trevor Mbakwe’s police report for his DWI altercation on July 1 was made available online, thanks to the Star Tribune.

Mbakwe is “lucky to still be around here” said coach Tubby Smith, who added that before the arrest was made public, Mbakwe was suspended from all team activities.

He is expected to play in the opening game against Minnesota State Mankato on November 1, although it does not appear he will be starting.

If you don’t want to read the entire report (the hyperlink above goes to a PDF that runs 19 pages), we provide the play-by-play below.

  • Trevor Okaychukwu Macp Mbakwe was arrested on July 1, 2012 at 2:33 a.m. on I-394/I-494 in Minnetonka.
  • Mbakwe was stopped for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.
  • The officer, who made the stop, was responding to a burglary in progress call and had his emergency lights and sirens blaring when Mbakwe, in his green Chevrolet, failed to yield for the officer.
  • The officer’s call was canceled while he was still stuck behind Mbakwe so he proceeded to pull the Gopher over along the highway shoulder.
  • Mbakwe was the only occupant of the car.
  • He said the reason he didn’t yield was because he couldn’t find a place to stop and apologized for not stopping.
  • Mbakwe claimed to have had one beer.
  • According to the officer, Mbakwe showed signs of impairment and was arrested at 3:32 a.m.
  • The preliminary breath test showed a reading of .116.

Mbakwe’s arrest didn’t come to the surface for more than three months, in which time he was charged and plead guilty.

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