University of Virginia freshman quarterback Nick Johns, a former Gonzaga standout, was charged with driving while intoxicated July 26, according to the Charlottesville General District Court Web site.
Coach Mike London told reporters before preseason practice in Charlottesville that Johns, a three-star recruit, is not practicing with the team as he prepares to answer the DWI charge. Johns is scheduled to appear in the Charlottesville court Sept. 28.
Charlottesville NBC affiliate WVIR reported Johns’s blood-alcohol level was 0.14 at the time of his arrest on the 1300 block of Jefferson Park Ave., nearly twice the state’s legal limit of 0.08
“I’m aware of Nick’s situation,” London told reporters Monday. “He hasn’t participated and he has a court date Sept. 28. And other than that, it’s an internal matter and we’ll handle it that way.”
Efforts to reach Johns were unsuccessful.
When asked if Johns is suspended, London said, “He hasn’t participated at this moment. Those decisions will be made as time goes on here but right now, he hasn’t participated in anything.”
Johns, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound signal caller from Leesburg, passed for 1,486 yards and 13 touchdowns his senior year to help Gonzaga win the D.C. State Athletic Association Class AA championship game. He signed with the Cavaliers over Maryland and North Carolina State.