Kaylon Williams of Wisconsin-Milwaukee led the Horizon League in assists last year (5.4). Williams is a 6-foot-3 point guard, and if he had a jumper, he’d be dangerous. But after what went down early Wednesday morning, he might not even be on the team next season.
Police in Cedar Rapids noticed a car missing a front license plate, and decided to pull the car over. Williams was driving. An officer got out to approach the vehicle, and Williams floored it. Then it gets good (or bad, for Williams):
Williams attempted to turn east on Linden Drive SE, but ran off the street onto the grass and then came back onto the street, police said. At that point, officers said Williams jumped out of the car without putting it in park and ran away. A passenger, later identified as the registered owner of the car, got into the driver’s seat and was able to stop the car.
Police lost sight of Williams during the footchase, but later saw him cross First Avenue East at 19th Street. A K-9 unit dog was released and found Williams, police said.
Police say Williams had a BAC of .228, which is three times the legal limit. They also stressed that the dog in the K-9 unit did not bite Williams, but “tackled” him. [Eastern Iowa News Now]