ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 29: Fitzgerald Toussaint #28 of the Michigan Wolverines tries to escape the tackle of Joe Holland #30 of the Purdue Boilermakers during a second quarter run at Michigan Stadium on October 29, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Michigan Wolverines running back Fitzgerald Toussaint was arrested on Saturday and charged with operating a vehicle while impaired.
The list of Detroit athletes that have not been arrested over the last few months has just shrunk a bit. According to the Saline Patch, Michigan Wolverines running back Fitzgerald Toussaint has been arrested on drunk driving charges. The report states that Toussaint was arrested in Ann Arbor on Saturday night on charges of operating a vehicle while impaired, citing Detective Don Lupi of the Saline Police Department.
According to the report, Toussaint was arrested just before midnight at 11:45 p.m. by officers working a drunk driving detail. Toussaint reportedly made a traffic violation and submitted to a breathalyzer test and blew above the legal limit.
There are no other details beyond that, but the arrest apparently happened without incident, which is yet another thing that seems to be happening less and less these days.
Toussaint is one of the best players on the Wolverines, rushing for 1,041 yards and eight touchdowns a year ago. It's unclear if there will be any disciplinary action by the team, but if he's held out for at least one game, he'll miss the opener against Alabama, a game that was already a tall order for the Wolverines.