Lakip charged with cocaine possession, DUI


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Lakip was a semi-finalist for the Lou Groza Award in 2014
Lakip was a semi-finalist for the Lou Groza Award in 2014

Clemson kicker Ammon LakipAmmon Lakip
RS Sr. Punter / Kicker
#36 5-11, 200
Alpharetta, GA

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was charged with possession of cocaine and driving under the influence on June 11th according to the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit website.

Both charges are listed as a first offense according to the public arrest record.

The incident occurred on June 6 with Lakip's bond set at $2500 and he was released on a personal recognizance bond.

TigerNet obtained a copy of the incident report on Wednesday morning:

"On June 6th at approximately 0139 hours, I Officer Venning observed a Black Audio 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)."

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has been on vacation with his family in Florida, so no word on Lakip’s future with the program has been officially handed down. However, defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko was arrested for credit card fraud in May and was immediately dismissed from the program. Ogunkdeko has since transferred to Tennessee St.

According to South Carolina’s DUI website: South Carolina law requires you to take a blood, breath, or urine test if you are arrested for a DUI. South Carolina’s “implied consent” law says that if you are lawfully arrested by an officer who has probable cause to believe that you have been driving under the influence, then you consent to taking a chemical test of your blood or breath for the purpose of determining your blood alcohol content (BAC), and of your urine to check for drugs. The officer gets to choose which test you take and you cannot refuse these tests without penalty.

Once you are arrested, no test can be given until the officer has turned on a video camera to record the test, tells you your rights and the penalties for refusal, and gives you written notice of these rights and penalties. The officer should say that you do not have to take a test. If you refuse, however, your license will be suspended for at least six months. Evidence of your refusal will be used against you in court. Should you choose to take a test, then you have the right to additional tests taken by a medical professional of your choice, but if the tests show your BAC is .15% or higher, then your license will be suspended for at least one month. Also, you have the right to a hearing to challenge the suspension of your license. You must request this hearing within 30 days. If you do not request a hearing, or if you do but your suspension is upheld, then you must participate in an alcohol and drug safety program.

Possession of cocaine first offense is a misdemeanor in South Carolina.

Possessing cocaine is a misdemeanor, and (for a first offense) incurs a fine of up to $5,000, up to three years in prison, or both. A second offense is a felony, and incurs a fine of up to $7,500, up to five years in prison, or both. Third and subsequent offenses incur a fine of up to $12,500, up to ten years in prison, or both.

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.

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robertn
spacer Why is this type of behavior so prevalent now?
CUTiger1989®
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919Tiger
spacer exactly what I was thinking! They must be smarter now than
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Tim317
spacer Kids are Kids and don't think
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spacer Nothing new was prevelant back in the 60's...
tigerking79
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tmac9wr
spacer Should be kicked off team. Go through Clemson's
GeeVille Tiger
spacer Go polish your gun....You know which one.***
SOLOS®
spacer My biceps?***
GeeVille Tiger
spacer No... but don't squeeze too hard.***
SOLOS®
spacer How else will I make the poop come out?
GeeVille Tiger
spacer You seem to be doing just fine...***
SOLOS®
spacer Thank you . I appreciate your vote of confidence.***
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spacer Re: Should be kicked off team. Go through Clemson's
imacutiger12
spacer Will be very interesting what dabo does here
Bleedorange09
spacer I think you can kiss that hope goodbye
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spacer Cocaine... 1st offense... Misdemeanor. How does that
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spacer Bye felicia
NorthAlabamaTiger
spacer Complaining about athletes not having money...and Lakip is
soccerkrzy®
spacer and driving an Audi
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spacer "Black Audio" get it right... ;-)***
crunkstar
spacer I think his folks are fairly wealthy.***
argonaut1992®
spacer His dad is wealthy
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spacer Get rid of him, permanently.***
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spacer Nice... Exactly what is it you do for a living?***
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Dugatiger®
spacer I wonder if they are going to go visit the soccer offices?
ChemETiger97
spacer Before you throw him out....take note of what Corbin
UtilTiger
spacer He will also have to go through Clemson's judicial
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spacer Was the Vandy pitcher arrested for DUI or just failed a drug
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Jhop83®
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DGUARCHITECT
spacer I think being kicked off the team is justifiable if Dabo
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spacer Better Call Up The Student Body ! We Need A Kicker !
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spacer The arrest is justifiable....BUT
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