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SOUTH BEND, IND. (AP) - Notre Dame star wide receiver Michael Floyd was pulled over by campus police after he ran a stop sign and was charged with drunken driving after failing three field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer test indicated he had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal driving limit, court records show.
Floyd was driving a white Cadillac at 3:18 a.m. Sunday when he ran a stop sign about a block from the school's main entrance, according to a probable cause affidavit from St. Joseph County deputy prosecutor Chris Daniels filed Monday.
Floyd failed three sobriety tests that consisted of a standing on one leg, walking and turning around, and a finger count, Daniels said. The breathalyzer test showed he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19, well above Indiana's legal limit for driving of 0.08 percent.
Floyd was booked into the county jail in South Bend at 4:06 a.m. Sunday and was released about seven hours later on $500 bond, Sheriff's Sgt. William Redman said.
The Associated Press sent an e-mail to Floyd seeking comment. Brian Hardin, Notre Dame's director of football media relations, said coach Brian Kelly would issue a statement later.
University spokesman Dennis Brown said the school doesn't publicly discuss possibly internal discipline, but said Notre Dame "takes these matters seriously, follows the facts where they lead, and, when necessary, institutes appropriate sanctions at the appropriate time."
This is the third time Floyd has had a run-in with the law over alcohol.
According to a Hennepin County District Court spokeswoman, Floyd was cited for underage consumption on May 15, 2009, and pleaded guilty through a hearing officer on June 15 of that year.
Floyd was also cited for underage drinking in Minneapolis on Jan. 8, 2010. Floyd and Minnesota running back Shady Salamon, who were former Cretin-Derham Hall prep teammates in St. Paul, Minn., were cited after police were called to a fight involving six to 10 people.
A month later, Kelly said the team had decided how it would handle the incident, but said he couldn't say anything further because of privacy laws. The citation is still pending, the Hennepin County spokeswoman said.
Floyd announced in January that he was returning for his senior season instead of entering the NFL draft, saying he wanted to earn a degree, return Notre Dame to the top of college football and become the nation's top receiver.
The 21-year-old Floyd was Notre Dame's leading receiver last season. He holds the school record for touchdown catches (28) and ranks second in school history in catches (171) and third in receiving yards (2,539).
Spring practices start Wednesday. Floyd is scheduled to appear in court on May 2.
Associated Press Writer Amy Forliti contributed to this story from Minneapolis.
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