The spirit of Jimmy Williamson lives on.

Insert your Mudcat’s car reference here:

The University of Georgia Police Department is reporting the arrest of a Georgia Bulldog football player. Jaden Hunter faces misdemeanor charges that include driving with a suspended license and standing/stopping/parking in a prohibited area.

Question for you:  is stopping in a prohibited area a greater threat to public safety than emerging from an alley?  I mean, that’s a tough call.

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UPDATE:  Weiszer has the deets, and they’re about what you’d expect.

Hunter was the driver of a 2011 Dodge Charger that UGA police spotted stopped at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday with flashers activated on the East Campus Village Access road, according to an incident report. The car was unattended.

A police officer turned around in a surface lot and returned to the vehicle and Hunter entered the car and began to drive away. Hunter was pulled over outside the Rooker Hall parking lot. Hunter told police he had left the car to use the bathroom. When asked for his license, Hunter said he did not have it on him.

A check on driver information showed that Hunter’s license was suspended for failure to appear since March 12 for a violation from Sept. 20, 2018.

Hunter was arrested and issued the two misdemeanor citations. A Georgia teammate arrived on the scene to remove the vehicle.

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24 responses to “The spirit of Jimmy Williamson lives on.

  1. Greg

    Crazy stuff, bet you don’t see that in Tuscaloosa.

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  2. CB

    Not sure what the crime was here.

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  3. Kevin

    What happened to handing out citations? Was this an arrestable offense?

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    • artful codger

      suspended license is arrestable

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      • stoopnagle

        Georgia is a freedom loving state.

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      • UGA’13

        My understanding, based on 2nd hand experience, is that they’ll write you a ticket if there’s someone else in the car with a license who can drive the rest of the way, but if it’s just you they’ll arrest you and impound the car. Or if you’ve had multiple offenses, or if the cop is being a dick.

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  4. stoopnagle

    And here all this time I thought Kirby was on the mother.

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  5. JCDawg83

    I guess obeying traffic/parking laws and license requirements is a lot to ask of a college student, yet tens of thousands in Athens manage to do it . I have no sympathy for Hunter.

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    • Greg

      AJC headlines, an arrest….don’t you think that is a little extreme??

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      • JCDawg83

        Click bait, they know anything about Georgia football will get clicks and they can sell that number to advertisers.

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        • BK

          Maybe we can beat them at their on game. Instead of us all clicking the article to find out what nonsense supports their headline, on person should read and summarize all the AMC articles. Then provide a link so if anyone really wants to read it, they can. That’s fair to AIC. But if it s just clickbait, we can all save ourselves the time, deny them the free clicks and, ultimately, coerce them into writing legit articles of substance.

          Oh, and as an aside, anyone want to comment on whether a non-moving violation of the vehicle constitutes probable cause to wait for the driver to return and then pull the driver over? Sure hope his lawyer subpoenas the entry of his tag int the system to see if they actually ran the tag number, id and notified the owner, observed that his license was suspended, and THEN staked it out. All of which could easily be verified if there are any good angles for aca era in the are?

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  6. Texas Dawg

    On a scale of 1-10, this dastardly crime deserves at least a 1 if not a 1.5!! I think this offense falls more under the dumbass category than criminal.

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  7. Uglydawg

    Arrest? As in taken into police custody and booked, or as in “detained long enough for a cop to write a ticket”?
    This is newsworthy?
    The AJC is pathetic.

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  8. The Dawg abides

    Most suspended licenses result from an unpaid ticket. It seems to happen to young people more frequently, basically a maturity issue. In a lot of cases, they don’t want to tell their parents about the initial ticket, then may not have the money to pay it. From personal experience, some kids think it’ll just go away and there won’t be any consequences.
    My guess is that Hunter probably would have gotten a warning and been told to move his vehicle if his license had come back valid, or given a parking ticket at the most. I don’t think the athletic department has any suspension policy for basic traffic offenses. I remember during our years as an annual top contender for the Fulmer Cup, Richt stating that there was no discipline for traffic issues, even suspended license charges. But at one point it became such a problem that someone in the football office was charged with monitoring the license status of all players to keep up with traffic offenses so they could prevent the suspension/revocations.

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  9. Brandon

    AJC beat writers’ (I refuse to call them journalists) daily routine:
    7:00 AM – Arrive to work
    7:01 AM – Review previous day’s Clarke County arrest records for UGA Football players

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  10. Rocketdawg

    But, but, but…..Mark Richt….losing control or something…no discipline…..

    How about college students (regardless of whether they are football players) do stupid stuff. And Athens-Clarke County cops really must be having a slow week.

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  11. Salty Dawg

    Did Barney pull his bullet out of his shirt pocket? Good grief.

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  12. Got Cowdog

    UGA Police been harassing kids as long as there has been a UGA Police. I got a ride in one of their cruisers back in the day myself. Pretty sure that one didn’t even make the Red and Black, much less the AJC.

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