Oklahoma State players arrested after falling asleep in drive-thru

Tuesday October 21st, 2014

Two Oklahoma State football players were arrested early Sunday morning after they fell asleep at the wheel of their car in the drive-thru lane of a Whataburger in Stillwater, Okla., the Tulsa World reported

Stillwater police officers arrested sophomore receiver Jhajuan Seales and freshman cornerback Juwan Offray around 4:00 a.m. Sunday on suspicion of public intoxication. The pair were found asleep inside a 2014 Ford Focus, which was running when officers approached the vehicle. 

When officers asked Seales to turn the vehicle off he was reportedly unable to do so and possessed 'red' and 'glassy' eyes.  The officers were "overhwhelmed with a very strong odor associated with an alcohol beverage," they wrote in the report. 

The World cited further details from the police report:

“Both males were totally asleep and oblivious to anything going on around them,” one of the officers stated in the report.

The police report indicates that the officers awakened Seales and Offray by knocking on the car windows. Seales and Offray “seemed very lethargic and confused” and “their eyes were red and watery with a glassy appearance,” the report states.

More from the officers’ report: “I observed Seales trying to turn the vehicle off and he seemed very confused and unable to possess even the manual dexterity to simply turn the key to the off position. In fact, (Offray) had to physically help Seales turn the vehicle off.”

“When Jhajuan opened the driver-side door,” one of the officers reported, “I was immediately overwhelmed with a very strong odor associated with an alcoholic beverage coming from the car.”

In a fortunate occurrence, Seales, who was seated in the driver's side seat, fell asleep with his foot on the break and not on the gas. 

Seales has caught 13 passes for 236 yards and three touchdowns so far this season.

The team has not yet indicated whether either player would play this weekend in the team's upcoming game at home against West Virginia. 

- Will Green

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