Monday, July 18, 2011
Bobby Petrino's son arrested on drug charges
By Edward Aschoff
The son of Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino was arrested early Monday morning in Indiana on drug-related charges.
The 23-year-old Dominic Petrino was charged with driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, illegal possession of prescription drugs and possession of paraphernalia. According to the police report, Petrino was stopped in Huntingburg, Ind., after weaving off a roadway.
He was released on $1,000 bond Monday.
Dominic Petrino, a quarterback, transferred from Arkansas Tech to Arkansas in the spring of 2009. He isn't listed on the 2011 roster.
Here is a statment Bobby Petrino released regarding his son's situation:
"Nick is our son, he is not a member of the Arkansas football team. As such, this is not a University of Arkansas issue. Instead, it is a family matter and a legal matter. My family will trust and respect the legal system and will not comment outside that process. Becky and I ask that you appreciate and respect the private nature of this issue and understand our lack of further comment."