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UConn's Olander suspended following DUI arrest

Published September 10. 2013 4:00AM

UConn senior Tyler Olander is in trouble again.

He's been suspended indefinitely from the UConn basketball team after being charged with DUI.

Olander, a 21-year-old forward from Mansfield, was pulled over Saturday night on Route 195 near the Storrs campus by Connecticut state police.

According to an Associated Press report, Olander failed a field sobriety test and was charged with operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating a vehicle in violation of license classification.

UConn announced Monday that Olander had been suspended indefinitely due to a violation of team rules.

It is his second arrest since late March.

Olander was charged with trespassing while attending spring break in Panama City, Fla. He was ordered to participate in a pre-trial diversion program as part of his court-mandated punishment.

Coach Kevin Ollie disciplined Olander, taking away the forward's captain status and barring him from team activities.

Olander, who attended E.O. Smith, is projected to be a member of the starting lineup this upcoming season.

He averaged 4.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 29 games last season. He missed the regular season finale after suffering a fractured left foot and had off-season surgery. He was recently cleared to play.

- Gavin Keefe

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