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. Sunday morning when Dove crossed the double yellow line twice. "We've spoken to players and have told them you should never get behind the wheel if you've consumed alcohol,” Sutton said. "He should have walked home or had someone drive him.” The affidavit states when Dove approached the intersection of McElroy and Monroe, his vehicle crossed the middle of the roadway, failed to remain right on the sufficient width of the road and stopped in the middle of the intersection. Police documents state Dove was taken to Payne County jail at 3:47 a.m. Sunday morning and was released at 10:57 a.m. on a personal recognizance bond. Dove is the third OSU basketball player to be arrested since April. Sophomore guard Obi Muonelo was arrested last month for being underage in a bar. Terrel Harris was charged with trying to use false identification to enter a bar and obstructing an officer on April 21. Earlier this week Sutton conducted a team meeting and told players he was embarrassed and he will not tolerate players tainting the image of the basketball program. "Marcus is extremely remorseful,” Sutton said. "He feels terrible about letting down the program, his teammates and our fans.”
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