2013 Duck backup center booked on charges of DUII, hit and run

2013 Duck backup center booked on charges of DUII, hit and run
Karrington Armstrong (Lane County Jail mugshot)

Police arrested the former backup center for the Oregon Ducks football team on suspicion of drunk driving, hit and run and criminal mischief early Monday morning.

Eugene Police arrested Karrington Xavier Armstrong just before 2 a.m. in the 2000 block of E. 16th Avenue, a spokesperson said.

Officers booked Armstrong on suspicion of DUII, as well as 2 counts of hit and run and 3 counts of criminal mischief. All of the charges are misdemeanors.

Investigators allege Armstrong crashed his car into an unoccupied parked car on E. 16th Avenue, which caused that car to hit another parked car and a utility trailer.

Police said Armstrong was confronted at the scene around 2 a.m. by a citizen but got back into his car and drove away.

Officers located him at his Eugene home and had probable cause for DUII, police said.

He was taken into custody without incident around 2:30 a.m.

He remained jailed as of Monday morning.

Armstrong joined the Ducks in 2009 out of Reno, Nev., and redshirted his first season.

He first saw action on the field in 2010 in the game against Portland State.

He played 8 games in 2011 and became the primary reserve center in 2012 and 2013, playing 9 and 8 games in those seasons.

He remained jailed as of Monday morning.

Armstrong joined the Ducks in 2009 out of Reno, Nev., and redshirted his first season.

He first saw action on the field in 2010 in the game against Portland State.

He played 8 games in 2011 and became the primary reserve center in 2012 and 2013, playing 9 and 8 games in those seasons.