HELENA, Mont. -- College football quarterback Nate Montana, son of NFL Hall of Fame star Joe Montana, was arrested early on Friday in Missoula, Montana, on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Nate Montana, 21, was stopped at about 4 a.m. local time for speeding and refused to submit to an alcohol breath test, but the arresting officer nevertheless found him to have been driving under the influence, said Jason Johnson a spokesman for the county sheriff's department.
Conviction on a misdemeanor traffic offense in Montana typically results in 24 hours mandatory jail time and fines of up to $1,000.
A judge will also often require an alcohol treatment course.
Drivers who refuse to submit to a Breathalyzer or blood-alcohol test may also have their license suspended or revoked. Montana has the highest alcohol-related traffic fatality rate of any state in the country.
Montana transferred from Notre Dame to the University of Montana in Missoula in February and is vying for the starting quarterback spot there.
University of Montana Executive Vice President Jim Foley said, "The university will continue to monitor the judicial process, and any discipline will be handled internally."
Montana was scheduled to make his initial court appearance Friday afternoon, where he is to enter a plea.
His father, considered by many to have been the greatest quarterback ever to play pro football, led the San Francisco 49ers to four Super Bowl victories during the 1980s at the height of his 14-year NFL career. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000.
Joe Montana's Son, Nate, Arrested in Montana
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