A University of Iowa basketball player was taken into custody early this morning and charged with an OWI.
According to police, 22 year-old Cordell Pemsl was stopped at around 2:45am for failing to obey a traffic control device, improper turn, and a cracked taillight showing a white light.
Upon contact, officers say Pemsl had bloodshot watery eyes, impaired speech, impaired balance, was wearing bar wristbands and admitted to drinking.
A PBT showed a blood alcohol content of .151 and a Datamaster reading of .122.
Pemsl was charged with OWI first offense, a serious misdemeanor punishable by a jail sentence of up to one year.
Pemsl is listed as a redshirt junior on the Hawkeye basketball roster page. He only appeared in two games last season due to injury.