HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawaii running back Joey Iosefa has been suspended for three games following his arrest for driving while under the influence.
The senior was arrested early Sunday morning and his blood alcohol level was measured at .155. Sources told Hawaii News Now that he was pulled over because he was driving without his headlights on.
The three game suspension means Iosefa will miss games against San Diego State, Nevada and Utah state. He'll be eligible to return November 7th when UH plays at Colorado State.
Prior to the announcement by UH, head coach Norm Chow told media that Iosefa would be stripped of his title as team Captain.
" He's obviously disappointed and embarrassed. Contrite. Very, very contrite. He feels very badly. But he made a bad choice. A bad decision." Chow said.
"That's what makes it even tougher, he was going to play this weekend. He was going to push himself this week and get some time this weekend. You know, you want the players to enjoy the victory but there's a limit.
Iosefa has missed the last five weeks while he nursed a broken ankle he suffered against Oregon State.
This is far from over for Iosefa who has a court date scheduled for November 10th.