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UCLA football: Recruit Sotonye Jamabo reportedly led police on chase

UCLA football: Recruit Sotonye Jamabo reportedly led police on chase
Sotonye Jamabo, who has committed to play football for UCLA, celebrates a basket against Houston Clear Lake during a boys' 6A basketball state finals game in Texas on March 14. (Eric Gay / Associated Press)

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.

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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.

Follow Chris Foster on Twitter @cfosterlatimes

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