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Iowa Hawkeyes LB Marcus Collins arrested for OWI

An Iowa linebacker was arrested for drunken driving early today after Iowa City Police stopped his vehicle for driving without taillights at 1:06 a.m.

Marcus Zachary Collins, 21, of 708 Iowa Ave., a 6-foot, 220-pound linebacker from Yeadon, Pa., was charged with first offense drunken driving and nonpayment of a fine on a driving under suspension charge.

According to a criminal complaint, police stopped the vehicle Collins was driving, a silver Lexus RX 300, at Burlington and Johnson streets for inoperable taillights. Collins had watery, bloodshot eyes and was wearing a bar wristband, but denied drinking, according to the complaint.

Collins, a University of Iowa junior, has six tackles and a forced fumble this season while appearing in six of eight games. He has played almost exclusively on special teams and was one of 10 true freshmen to see action in 2011. He also made academic all-Big Ten last season.

Iowa hosts Wisconsin Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. The team has not released any information on whether or not Collins will be in uniform for the game.|topnews|text|Frontpage

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