CCU football player charged with driving under the influence


    Preston Carey (J. Reuben Long Detention Center photo. WPDE background)

    A 21-year-old Coastal Carolina University football player was arrested early Friday morning on charges of driving under the influence.

    Preston Ellsworth Carey, of Hagerstown, Md., was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center just after 4 a.m. after being arrested by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, according to online records.

    Carey is listed on goccusports.com as a member of the university's football team.

    We have reached out to CCU officials for information on his status as a student, and with the team.

    We have also reached out to the South Carolina Highway Patrol for more information on his arrest.

    As of around noon on Friday, April 27, Carey is still in the detention center awaiting a bond hearing.

    We will update this story as more information comes in.

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