Orlando City SC forward Cyle Larin was arrested early this morning for driving under the influence after driving on the wrong side of the road in Orlando.
Larin, the No. 1 pick in the 2015 MLS draft, can be seen almost hitting another vehicle head-on in a dash cam video. After being stopped by a state trooper and told that he was driving on the wrong side of the road, Larin replied, “Oh. I didn’t know that. I’m not from here, I’m from Canada.” He initially told the officer that he had not had any alcohol that night before revising his answer to “two or three” drinks.
His blood alcohol level was measured at .179 and .182 in two different sobriety tests, both well above the legal limit of .08.
MLS released a statement confirming that Larin will be assessed by doctors from the league’s Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program before being cleared for any participation in team activities. Other players with DUI arrests have typically received three or four game suspensions, as noted by the Orlando Sentinel.
Larin was named Rookie of the Year in 2015 and the No. 1 MLS player under 24 years old last year. He’s also a star for the Canadian national team.