Former Vol A.J. Johnson Arrested on DUI Charges

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    The legal troubles for former Vol linebacker A.J. Johnson only continue to mount.

    According to a report from WATE, Johnson was arrested early Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence.

    According to the police report, a Knoxville Police Department officer said he “watched as a vehicle stopped at a red light at Kingston Pike and Neyland drive did not proceed through the intersection after the light turned green for two full cycles.”

    The officer then said he proceeded to make a welfare check on the driver, but the vehicle rolled forward and ran into a street sign before he could arrive at the driver’s door. The officer then spoke with Johnson, who was in the driver’s seat, and claimed Johnson’s eyes appeared bloodshot and there was a “marijuana cigarette” inside the car.

    Johnson admitted to the officer he had been smoking the marijuana and also admitted to drinking alcohol earlier but failed to specify how much he had consumed.

    The report claims Johnson was issued a field sobriety test and that Johnson “performed poorly.” He was then taken into custody without incident.

    Johnson and fellow former Vol Michael Williams have been mired in the legal process for the last three years because of rape and sexual assault allegations stemming from a party at Johnson’s apartment in November of 2014. No verdict has been reached in the case as of yet.

    Johnson last played for the Vols in 2014, but he was suspended for the remainder of his senior season after the rape allegations. Johnson played in 10 games for Tennessee in his final year, totaling 101 tackles, nine tackles for loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles, and an interception. Johnson amassed 424 total tackles, 30.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, and three forced fumbles in his 46 career games with Tennessee.