October 25, 2011

Syracuse Men's Player Charged With DWI in Crash

from staff reports

Syracuse senior midfielder Kevin Drew is facing charges of driving while intoxicated, hit and run and resisting arrest following a crash early Monday morning involving a car owned by Orange men's lacrosse coach John Desko, according to a report on the Syracuse Post-Standard's website.

Drew, 21, was charged early Monday. According to court records, a police officer witnessed a 2007 Chevy Trail Blazer strike a parked car at about 3:30 a.m. The officer chased the Trail Blazer at speeds of 50 miles per hour, 30 miles per hour over the speed limit.

After being pulled over, Drew did not follow police commands and had to be knocked to the ground.

The car was registered to John Desko, according to the report. Desko's son, Tim, is Drew's roommate at Syracuse. Drew told police that the car belonged to a roommate.

John Desko told the Post-Standard that the car is the one his son drives, but that neither he nor his son knew Drew took the car.

Desko, in a statement released through Syracuse University, said Drew has been suspended indefinitely from the team.

"We are aware of what happened and fortunately no one was injured," Desko said. "Kevin has been indefinitely suspended from the lacrosse team. We will continue to monitor this situation moving forward and handle the matter internally."

Drew played in 17 games for the Orange last season, registering six goals and one assist with 33 ground balls.

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