by Bill DiFilippo / @bflip33
Good news for Connecticut hoops, as DUI charges against big man Tyler Olander have been dropped by a local superior court.
Olander, who averaged 4.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 21.6 minutes per game for the 20-10 Huskies last season, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and operating without a license. Olander pleaded guilty to operating without a license.
The 6-10 senior was kicked off the team for failing the incident and failed a field sobriety test, but two breathalyzer tests both showed that his BAC was below the legal limit.
From The New Haven Register:
Olander does not have a driver’s license, however, so he paid a $75 fine for operating without a license on Monday. He had been indefinitely suspended from the UConn men’s basketball team after the incident, and now hopes he’ll be able to rejoin the team.
“That’s my goal, and God willing, I’ll be back,” he said. “I hope people don’t see these past incidents as a reflection of who I am. I hope they see me as a good kid that just made some mistakes, as everybody does.”
There is no word on whether or not the team will reinstate Olander, who has been arrested twice in the last six months. The former Huskies’ captain was arrested for trespassing in March.