UCLA football: Recruit Sotonye Jamabo reportedly led police on chase

UCLA recruit Sotonye Jamabo led police on five to seven minute car chase before arrest

UCLA recruit Sotonye Jamabo led police officers on a "five- to seven-minute chase" before being arrested Saturday night, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Jamabo was charged with minor consumption of alcohol, minor in possession of alcohol, speeding, driving without possessing a driver’s license and disregarding a stop sign. He was released Sunday after posting a $7,500 bond.

The Plano (Texas) West senior was a highly sought-after running back. He signed with UCLA in February.

According to a police spokesman, Jamabo was speeding on U.S. Highway 175. He then led police on a chase in his pickup truck, with objects being thrown from the vehicle, police said. There were two other passengers.

Jamabo could face a sentence of six months to two years if convicted.

A UCLA official said Sunday that the university was gathering more information.

Jamabo gained 2,279 yards rushing and scored 44 touchdowns for Plano West last season.

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