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OU football: Sooners' Isaiah Thomas charged with misdemeanor count of driving while impaired, per Norman Transcript

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Redshirt junior defensive lineman Isaiah Thomas celebrates after earning a sack during the Sooners' season opener against Missouri State on Sept. 12, 2020.

Oklahoma defensive lineman Isaiah Thomas was officially charged Monday with a misdemeanor count of driving while impaired, according to a Cleveland County District Court affidavit obtained by the Norman Transcript. 

Thomas was arrested for driving under the influence and failing to appear in court for a petty larceny charge June 13. The arrest took place at 2:08 a.m. on the 800 block of South Jenkins Avenue, and Thomas was booked at 2:59 a.m. He posted a $2,000 bail eight hours later.

According to the affidavit received by the Transcript, the officer reported Thomas had red eyes and smelled of alcohol, and Thomas admitted to the officer he'd consumed alcohol before driving. After the officer was notified of an outstanding municipal warrant out of Norman for Thomas, an alcohol-impairment test was administered, showing signs of impairment. 

Thomas submitted a Breathalyzer test and registered a blood alcohol level of 0.07 percent, per the Transcript's obtained affidavit. 

A Tulsa native, Thomas was a four-star recruit out of Memorial High School. He started all 11 games for the Sooners last season, where he led the team with 8.5 sacks and was a second team All-Big 12 selection.

Chandler Engelbrecht is a journalism senior and the Daily's assistant sports editor. He currently covers OU football and has previously covered OU men's basketball, volleyball and men's gymnastics.

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