La. Tech QB Jenkins charged

MONROE, La. -- A 22-year-old quarterback at Louisiana Tech is free after posting $500 bond following his arrest on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents, working with a drunk-driving task force, arrested Ross A. Jenkins, of Ruston, early Sunday. His vehicle was stopped at a checkpoint about 1:40 a.m. According to an arrest affidavit, tests showed Jenkins' blood alcohol level was almost three times the legal limit.

Tech coach Sonny Dykes, in a statement, said he was disappointed. A school spokesman said he didn't know if Jenkins had a lawyer, and phone a listing for the player couldn't be found.

Jenkins, a fifth-year senior, has started 20 games in his career. Last season he threw for 2,095 yards, 17 touchdowns and five interceptions.