UI basketball player arrested for OWI


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.