Details on Lakip's arrest


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Pos: P/PK   Height: 5-11   Weight: 200   Hometown: Alpharetta, GA (Chattahoochee HS)  
Years Played: 2011 - 2015

CLEMSON – TigerNet obtained a copy of Clemson placekicker Ammon LakipAmmon Lakip
RS Sr. Punter / Kicker
#36 5-11, 200
Alpharetta, GA

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’s arrest record early Wednesday morning and has further details on what transpired.

Lakip was arrested on June 6th for DUI Refusal and Possession of Cocaine (First offense) by the Clemson University Police Department.

According to the police report:

"On June 6th at approximately 0139 hours, I Officer Venning observed a Black Audi fail to use its turning signal as it turned right onto Highway 93 from College Avenue. It should be noted that the vehicle was leaving an area of several bars at a time when bars are usually closing. As I watched the vehicle pass by I noticed that the driver had a fixed blank glassy glaze about his face and had the appearance of someone who may be under the influence. I began to follow the vehicle and observed as it drifted left several times as well as impede upon the boarded dotted line to its left. I initiated a traffic stop on this vehicle as we pulled from Highway 93 into the parking lot of the Tiger Walk Apartments and made contact with the driver (Ammon Michael Lakip/Student).

As I spoke with the driver I requested that he produce his driver's license, registration, and proof of insurance. At which time the driver asked several times, with a blank gaze and labored speech, why he had been pulled over though I had already explained to him the reason for the stop. The driver had trouble paying attention and had to be asked several times for the vehicle information as if he were unable to stay focused on simple direction. The driver was asked to step out of the vehicle and asked if he had any injuries. It should be noted that the driver had the distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage about his breath and person. The driver listed several injuries including back, shoulder, and ankle injuries. Note that the driver did not seem to have trouble standing or walking normally on his feet while out of the vehicle. The driver also stated that he did not wear contacts and that he was on medications for the above stated injuries. The driver then agreed to take the standardized field sobriety testing and the tests were administered.

The first test I administered was the horizontal gaze nystagmus test. I found his eyes to track equally and his pupils to be of the same size. During this test I observed the following:
-lack of smooth pursuit in both his left and right eyes the distinct and sustained nystagmus at p.1.aximum deviation in both his left and right eyes --the onset of nystagmus prior to 45 degrees in both his right eye.
Note: the driver had to stop during the test and explain that he had jumped off of a porch and landed on his back injuring his neck that day. The driver was told that only the movement of his eyes was required and he was unable to follow the direction of keeping his head still during the test.
At the tests conclusion I observed a total of 5 out of 6 clues.
The next test I administered was the walk and turn. After placing the driver into the ready position I demonstrated the test and asked that he begin. During this test I observed the following:
-could not keep balance during instructions
stopped while walking
--turned improperly
stepped off line
-improper number of steps
used arms to balance
-did not walk heel to toe
-note: before this test was begun the driver stated that his ankles were injured though he had gone on a run that day. The driver stated that the run was so intense that he vomited from exhaustion and stated that the only reason he was able to run was that the football coach were present.
Before the test was stopped I observed a total of 7 clues.
One leg stand

I demonstrated the test and asked that the driver begin. During the test I observed the following: -note: after explaining the test several times the driver failed to follow direction and could not complete the test properly. The driver even partially swayed and raised his foot well over six inched from the ground though he stated that his ankles had been hurting in the previous test. I found it extremely unlikely that the driver would be able to do the one leg stand test without complaining of his many injuries and not be able to do the walk and turn test.
Upon completion of the tests and based upon the totality of the above stated circumstances the driver was placed under arrest for driving under the influence The driver was then read his Miranda rights and stated that he understood his rights.
It should be noted that during the search incident to arrest of the driver's vehicle a small blue lip balm container containing a white powdery substance, consistent with cocaine, was found in the driver's side door by Sgt. Eliopoulos. The substance was field tested with presumptive positive results for cocaine. Note that upon weighing the cocaine it had a field weight of 0.4 grams and a street value of $50.00. The driver was also charged with possession of cocaine. The driver's vehicle was then towed by Randy's Towing.
The driver was then transported to Clemson University police department for blood alcohol concentration (bac) testing where he was read his implied consent rights and refused to provide a breath and a urine sample.
The driver was transported to Clemson city jail for booking and lodging by Officer Venning.

As noted in the earlier update, Clemson head coach Swinney has been on vacation, so no official word on Lakip’s future with the program has been handed down. We will keep following this developing story.

Official Clemson Bio- Served as a backup placekicker behind Chandler Catanzaro in 2012 and 2013 before becoming the starter in 2014 ... is 22-30 (73.3 percent) on field goals and 51-52 on extra points for 117 points in 20 games (13 starts) in his career.

Ammon Lakip

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How long has Swinney been on vacation?
TheTigerFan555
Re: How long has Swinney been on vacation?
reynolds357
When I was in school, I never met a student
Tigersense®
Re: When I was in school, I never met a student
LemonTiger
Re: When I was in school, I never met a student
EducationOnYourOwnTime
Well, that's depressing
grover173
Re: Well, that's depressing
lextiger551
Re: Well, that's depressing
reynolds357
Re: When I was in school, I never met a student
freakgeek
Re: When I was in school, I never met a student
reynolds357
Yes
Carlsbad®
It was around but expensive...
cotton scout tiger
Re: It was around but expensive...
Tigerbalm1®
Re: It was around but expensive...
reynolds357
50 cent beer and penny poker at the frat house
fatboy
Re: When I was in school, I never met a student
bills61584
Re: When I was in school, I never met a student
Jhop83®
Re: When I was in school, I never met a student
CU_Kobe_24®
Re: When I was in school, I never met a student
Jhop83®
Re: When I was in school, I never met a student
reynolds357
Re: When I was in school, I never met a student
reynolds357
He is from the wealthiest suburb of Atlanta (Johns Creek)
Judge Keller
Re: When I was in school, I never met a student
reynolds357
Do cops really believe what they write?
IPTAY FAMILY
I noticed that as well. For better or worse, Clemson
robertn®
The officer also said he failed to use his turn signal
GWPTiger®
Re: The officer also said he failed to use his turn signal
Anonymous08®
I don't know what the SC laws are on that
GWPTiger®
What about the DUI charge?
CuTigers835®
plenty of evidence to convict and probably why the report is
deadsolidperfect
Re: The officer also said he failed to use his turn signal
tiger_12
Well, he refused the breathalyzer and urine test,
Smiling Tiger®
Yep, should have refused the field tests too.
greene
agreed***
Smiling Tiger®
I'm not saying the stop was wrong
IPTAY FAMILY
Re: I'm not saying the stop was wrong
deroberts
I know a couple of employees who are no longer
CUTiger1989®
Absolutely, you stand just about zero chance of passing
AllTimeClemson
Sure, he just makes up that your eyes are jittery***
soccerkrzy®
They make up stuff all of the time.***
Lakebum1®
Re: I'm not saying the stop was wrong
freakgeek
Nope. You can't smell the alcohol
IPTAY FAMILY
Re: Nope. You can't smell the alcohol
StewPidaz
Are you serious?
EducationOnYourOwnTime
That's probably some legal language that they are instructed
Injun Tiger
Unless he was turning right at 30mph
grover173
Re: Do cops really believe what they write?
reynolds357
I found the big tell for the cops....
elwyn07®
Well, if he can afford to drive an Audio, he can probably
Smiling Tiger®
Re: Well, if he can afford to drive an Audio, he can probably
Anonymous08®
Yeah, those FM Audio's are pricey!***
elwyn07®
Nah... It's gotta be Bluetooth Audio!!***
rdwebbii
And Now We Need A Kicker ----
Xander5000
Don't we have a walk-on who just came in this summer?
NortherTiger
Re: Don't we have a walk-on who just came in this summer?
TigerGal76
Now the Florida State game makes sense***
saluda tiger
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fjones
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kelley21®
IDK about that...
EducationOnYourOwnTime
That's not true
BobRoss
Get a good lawyer!
Tim317
Re: Get a good lawyer!
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Get a good lawyer!
ColaTownTiger
Re: Get a good lawyer!
allorangeallthetime52®
I could totally get him off these ridiculous charges
LuZZifer
This where you can tell cops are trained in how to fill out
AllTimeClemson
Re: This where you can tell cops are trained in how to fill out
allorangeallthetime52®
What probable cause did they have to perform a search of
AllTimeClemson
Re: What probable cause did they have to perform a search of
cutiger250®
Re: What probable cause did they have to perform a search of
allorangeallthetime52®
Or they just asked him if they could search it and he said
CUClemson1989
IDK, maybe the driver being drunk and smelling of alcohol?***
EducationOnYourOwnTime
The original stop was based on this?!?!
CoolBreeze864
Re: The original stop was based on this?!?!
ColaTownTiger
The Lakip apologists in this thread are disgusting
EducationOnYourOwnTime
Re: The Lakip apologists in this thread are disgusting
Tigerluvr
I'd be much more impressed if they found the rock.***
ClemsonTiger1988®
Re: The Lakip apologists in this thread are disgusting
Litefoot®
Sounds like . . .
lfatboy®
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