OSU's Calvin Barnett hit with third suspended drivers license charge in six months
BY KELLY HINES World Sports Writer
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
10/31/12 at 5:44 AM
For the third time in six months, Oklahoma State defensive tackle Calvin Barnett has been charged with driving with a suspended license.
Barnett, 21, was charged in Payne County District Court on Tuesday morning, according to court documents.
On the afternoon of Oct. 20, he was involved in a car accident on campus and police discovered he had a suspended license, according to police records. Barnett went to Stillwater Medical Center to be examined, but had not been seriously injured.
Barnett will receive a letter to appear in court on Nov. 7, a court clerk said. He also has a Nov. 19 court date for two other pending cases involving a total of five traffic-related charges, all misdemeanors.
On April 14, Barnett was stopped for speeding in Stillwater and later charged with driving with a suspended license.
Two weeks later, he was again pulled over by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, resulting in charges for driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance, failing to register a vehicle within 30 days of purchase and speeding.
Driving with a suspended license in Oklahoma carries a punishment of up to $500 for the first conviction, up to $750 for the second and up to $1,000 and/or a year in jail for the third.
Barnett, who attended Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, transferred to OSU in January after two years at Navarro (Texas) Community College. He has started every game this season.
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