Dominic Petrino, the 23-year-old son of University of Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino, was arrested early Monday morning in Huntingburg, Indiana on drug and driving under the influence charges.
According to police, Petrino was pulled over after temporarily veering off the roadway. A blood test revealed the presence of marijuana and prescription opiates, and Petrino was charged with possession of marijuana, illegal possession of prescription drugs, and possession of paraphernalia in addition to driving while intoxicated.
Petrino was released on $1,000 cash bond on Monday.
A college quarterback, Petrino transferred to Arkansas from Arkansas Tech in 2009, but was not listed on the team's 2011 spring roster.
Coach Petrino issued the following statement on Monday:
"Nick is our son, he is not a member of the Arkansas football team. As such, this is not a University of Arkansas issue. Instead, it is a family matter and a legal matter. My family will trust and respect the legal system and will not comment outside that process. Becky and I ask that you appreciate and respect the private nature of this issue and understand our lack of further comment."