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Dove's drunken driving charges upgraded

By Mike Baldwin Published: July 19, 2007
STILLWATER — After hearing charges on Marcus Dove, Oklahoma State basketball coach Sean Sutton reiterated on Wednesday the senior forward remains on indefinite suspension and he will not accept improper behavior from his players.

Dove was arrested early Sunday morning on drunken driving charges that were upgraded to aggravated drunken driving on Wednesday by the Payne Country district attorney's office.

According to an affidavit, Dove's breath test, conducted by OSU Police officer William Chandler, showed Dove's blood alcohol level was .23, three times the legal limit.

A person can be charged with misdemeanor drunken driving with an alcohol test result of .08 or lower while aggravated drunken driving, also a misdemeanor, can be filed when test results are .15 or higher.

"We're taking this very seriously and will not tolerate this behavior,” Sutton said. "He made a terrible mistake and will pay the consequences from making such a poor decision.”

According to the affidavit, when Dove, 22, was asked to step out of his vehicle he used the vehicle for assistance and had a strong odor of alcohol.

The document said during the field sobriety test Dove staggered left to right while standing, his speech was mumbled, his eyes were bloodshot and watery.

According to police documents, Dove was traveling the opposite direction of his residence in a black Dodge in front of an OSU police officer at about 2:05 a.m.

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