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Lobo football player charged with DWI, suspended from team

Lobo football player Devonta Tabannah was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated on Sunday and was immediately suspended from the football team.
According to APD, the sophomore cornerback was driving a black Chevrolet and ran a red light to make a left turn onto Lomas Boulevard from Second Street. The maneuver forced APD officer Thomas Ivie to brake to avoid colliding with Tabannah’s vehicle. Tabannah was arrested and charged with a DWI, failure to obey a traffic control device and failure to provide proof of insurance, registration or a driver’s license.
According to the criminal complaint, Tabannah said the vehicle was not his and that he was unsure where to locate the registration or insurance. The officer asked the “unidentified female passenger” in the car if she knew where to locate the documents, which she did not.
Police records indicate Tabannah is 20 years old.
Tabannah is a sophomore cornerback from Oxon Hill, Md. He graduated from Potomac High School in 2010 and was recruited to play for the Lobos by former head coach Mike Locksley. Tabannah enrolled at UNM in January 2011, and kicked off his college football career in the 2011 season. Injuries sidelined the cornerback for the latter half of the season, and he was slated to return to the field this year before head coach Bob Davie suspended him.


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