And the hits just keep on coming for much maligned former University of Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan. Brennan was arrested late last night in Kailua on suspicion of drunk driving and promoting a dangerous drug, according to what police are saying today.
According to the report, officers arrested Brennan, 28, on Kailua Road near the Uluowa Street intersection just before midnight on suspicion of driving under the influence and third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, police said. The drug charge is a Class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Brennan was transferred from the Kailua station to the main police station at about 6 a.m. He remained in police custody this morning. He has not been charged with a felony. The DUI case is a misdemeanor.
The arrest stirred up interest outside the Kailua 7-11 and Aloha Gas station where Brennan was seen failing a DUI test. A small amount of drugs were also found in his car. At this point it is not known what type of drugs were in his vehicle.
When asked for an address Brenna gave his California address to police. According to his father though, Brennan has moved back to the islands to live.
This isn’t the first tussle with the law Brennan has had. In 2004 while attending the University of Colorado, a night of drinking led to Brennan being found guilty of second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal trespass. He was dismissed from the Colorado team.
He was sentenced to seven days in jail and completed 60 hours of community service and four years probation and wrote a letter of apology that was published in three Colorado newspapers. These events are what led him the UH, where he set almost every NCAA passing record.
It has been quite a fall from them until now. He failed to make it in the NFL for numerous reasons and his latest football setback came when was released last month by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. This was probably his last football chance.
Brennan was a Heisman Trophy finalist who led the Warriors to an unbeaten 2007 regular season (12-0) and a berth in the Sugar Bowl, a Bowl Championship Series game, which UH lost to Georgia.
Developments to come, but as of right now Colt Brennan is facing some pretty serious charges from HPD. The drug charge is a Class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.