SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A member of the Arizona State University football team was arrested after police say he crashed his car into a woman overnight Saturday while he was drunk.
Stanley Lambert, 22, is a defensive lineman for the Sun Devils who police say was behind the wheel of the car that struck and killed 23-year-old Norah Bruther while she tried to cross Camelback Road in Scottsdale around 1:38 a.m.
Lambert was arrested and charged with a count of DUI - impaired to the slightest degree and DUI with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or more.
He has since been released until a full lab test is completed.
Bruther was visiting from New Jersey and was staying near the area where the crash happened.
The crash closed roads in the area for several hours.
Lambert, a junior from San Antonio, has played two seasons for Arizona State. He recorded 3 tackles and 2 sacks for the Sun Devils last year.
The school issued the following statement:
We are aware of the tragic situation over the weekend involving one of our student-athletes. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of all involved. We are still gathering information and we do not have any other statement at this time.
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